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My Mother's Son
David Hirshberg

Fig Tree Books
May 2018
On Sale: May 15, 2018
368 pages
ISBN: 194149322X
EAN: 9781941493229
Kindle: B07BR5MCHQ
Hardcover / e-Book
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Literature and Fiction Literary | Fiction

In the spirit of Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America and Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay comes MY MOTHER’S SON, the meticulously-crafted debut novel from David Hirshberg.

The story is told by a radio raconteur revisiting his past in post-World War II Boston, the playground and battleground for two brothers whose lives are transformed by discoveries they never could have imagined. From the opening line of the book, “When you’re a kid, they don’t always tell you the truth,” the stage is set for this riveting coming-of-age story that plays out against the backdrop of the Korean War, the aftermath of the Holocaust, the polio epidemic, the relocation of a baseball team, and the shenanigans of politicians and businessmen. Hirshberg deftly weaves together events, characters, and clues and creates a rich tapestry of betrayal, persecution, death, loyalty, and unconditional love that resonates with today’s America.

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