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Here is the story of an all-Jewish basketball team traveling in a hearse through Depression-era America in search of redemption and big money. A hilarious road novel, The House of Moses All-Stars is also a passionate portrayal of a young Jewish man struggling to realize his dreams in a country struggling to recover its ideals. Charley Rosen gives us basketball as a metaphor for life.

Aaron Steiner, the protagonist of The House of Moses All-Stars, is a man very close to the edge. The former college basketball star has watched his dreams of being a successful player fall apart, his marriage disintegrate, and his baby die. In desperation he accepts his friend’s offer to join a Jewish professional basketball team—The House of Moses All-Stars—which is traveling on a cross-country tour in a renovated hearse. Aaron’s teammates—a Communist, a Zionist, a former bank robber, and a red-headed Irishman who passes for a Jew—are, like Aaron, trying to escape their own troubled pasts. As the members of this motley crew travel west to California through an anti-Semitic land that disdains and rebuffs them, they discover a nation grappling with social and economic collapse and fear of foreigners, in conflict with its own democratic ideals of tolerance and opportunity. Told with a rueful eye, The House of Moses All-Stars looks critically and lovingly at what it means to be an outsider in America.

About the Author

CHARLEY ROSEN is a commentator, analyst, author, and all around pro basketball presence. He played for Hunter College and spent many years coaching. He is an analyst for nba.com and hoopshype.com and is the author of the New York Times bestseller, More Than A Game with Phil Jackson. He has written over 100 pieces for publications such as the New York Times Book Review, Penthouse, Sport, Inside Sports, and M. He lives in Accord, New York.

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ISBN:
9781609803711
Author:
Rosen, Charley
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
7.99 x 5.53 x 1.35 in 1.02 lb

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