Synopses & Reviews
A postmodern family saga by one of Americas freshest literary voices
Upon landing at Ellis Island in 1903, Esther and Hersh Lipshitz discover their son Reuven is missing. The child is never found, and decades later, Esther becomes convinced that the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh is her lost boy. Esthers manic obsession spirals out of control, leaving far-reaching effects on the entire Lipshitz lineage. In the present, we meet T Cooperthe last living Lipshitzwho struggles to make sense of all that came before him and what legacy he might leave behind.
Fleeing pogrom-shadowed Russia only to lose her fair-haired son upon their arrival in America, Jewish refugee Esther Lipshitz becomes certain that Charles Lindbergh is her lost son and virtually destroys her family with her obsessive conviction, a situation that eventually culminates in a twenty-first-century descendant's efforts to make sense of the past. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Epic, ambitious, heartbreaking, and wholly original, this literary tour de force spans the 20th century with one family's search for a lost son.
About the Author
T Cooper is the author of the novel Some of the Parts (2002), and editor of the short story collection Fictional History of the United States with Huge Chunks Missing (2006). T’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, Poets and Writers, and Out, among several other publications and anthologies. T holds an MFA in writing from Columbia University and lives in New York City.