The Life and Death of Abraham Massry and Other StorieseBook - 2014
A collection of 11 short stories based on author Joseph Sutton's Syrian Jewish background. The title story, "The Life and Death of Abraham Massry," is about a Jewish immigrant from Syria, Abraham Massry, who wants his American-born son Jake to follow the business and marriage path taken by him and his ancestors, except Jake shows the true calling of America by blazing his own trail. There are stories about Jake growing up in the wide open spaces of Los Angeles as compared to Brooklyn where most of the Syrian Jews live and who still cling to the religious and cultural customs of the past. Other stories in the collection include "At the Store," "Hebrew Lessons," "Bar Mitzvah Boy," "Syrian Jewish Football," "A Double-Edged Sword" and more. Come and enjoy Jake Massry's Syrian Jewish experiences from boyhood to manhood.--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Joseph Sutton,, 2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource data file,rda