Synopses & Reviews
In 1945 the Allied forces are trekking across Europe, pausing incidentally to free the Jews from Hitler's camps. Newly emerged from the ashes, three ex-prisoners-a logician, a saint, and a schemer-come toghether. Led by nineteen-year-old Isaac Kaufman, this trio joins forces in survival to exploit the only industry up and running in a crippled German town, the black market-until they discover and decide to steal a four-foot cube:"Eighteen tons of golden ingots created from fillings pried from the teeth of the Jews of Eastern Europe."
About the Author
Melvin Jules Bukiet
is the author of Sandman's Dust, Stories of an Imaginary Childhood
, and While the Messiah Tarries
. His stories have appeared in The Paris Review, Antaeus, and elsewhere. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City with his wife and three children.