A writer renowned for his insight into the mysteries of the body
now gives us a lambent and profoundly moving book about the
mysteries of family. At its center lies Sherwin Nuland's
Rembrandtesque portrait of his father, Meyer Nudelman, a Jewish
garment worker who came to America in the early years of the last
century but remained an eternal outsider. Awkward in speech and
movement, broken by the premature deaths of a wife and child, Meyer
ruled his youngest son with a regime of rage, dependency, and
helpless love that outlasted his death.
In evoking their relationship, Nuland also summons up the warmth
and claustrophobia of a vanished immigrant New York, a world that
impelled its children toward success yet made them feel like
traitors for leaving it behind. Full of feeling and unwavering
observation, Lost in America deserves a place alongside such
classics as Patrimony and Call It Sleep.""
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
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