What do you do when your next-door neighbor is arrested for sexual molestation? How does a dirt farmer from the old country feel about working for a Jewish landsman? The author's world embraces Catholic convents, risqué Halloween parties and the steamy corridors of New York apartment buildings with equal ease. His observations are penetrating, his voice invites sympathy and understanding.What the Reviews Say:"THE JEW'S WIFE is a fine collection from a newly debuted master of storytelling, and is a solid and recommended pick for short fiction fans everywhere." - Midwest Book Review"First-time readers of Thomas J. Hubschman's short stories can be forgiven for thinking they have discovered a forgotten master of the form: his fiction is classic in tone, yet remarkably current in its concerns. It's old-fashioned to speak of heart and moral vision and the redemptive power of narrative, but this book has all those. It's astonishing to think this is a first collection and not a "best of." It reads like the culmination of a life's work." - Richard Cumyn, author of The View from Tamischeira (Dundurn Press)"Perfectly crafted short story collections are rare - which is why Thomas J. Hubschman's The Jew's Wife is such a treat. For Hubschman, it's God who's in the details--those minor aspects of everyday life that writers often miss…. This is a worthy addition to the world of the American short story and certain to win devoted fans." - Anjana Basu, author of Curses in Ivory (HarperCollins) and Black Tongue.
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April 18, 2013
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