Fig Tree Books
On Sale: May 15, 2018
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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