by Graham, May 25, 2005 12:38 PM
The year is 1988. Mike Dukakis is about to be elected president; a serial killer is loose on the Lower East Side; a patriarch knows and sings all the songs ever written by Irving Berlin; the best delicatessen is owned by a Korean family; and kosher sushi is "in" at family gatherings. All this and recipes, too. Boogaloo is a mad, absolutely wonderful melting pot of a novel by one of my favorite nonfiction authors.