(From the publisher):
International incidents don't usually make you feel ten years younger.
This one does.
It involves that most endearing of middle-aged businessmen, whom you may have met in Elick Moll's novel Seidman and Son. He's a successful New York garment manufacturer, with a grown-up son in the business and a loving wife, Sophie - one in a million. And after all those years on Seventh Avenue, he is not an easy man to astonish.
But something extraordinary happens to Mr. Seidman when he goes to Japan, for the first time in his life, on a business trip.
It's not a question of the deal he makes with Mr. Nakamura, the suave and powerful textile magnate. East, West - what's the difference when a man knows his business?
It's something personal. It's a matter of the heart.
At a party given in his honor, Mr. Seidman meets the charing and gentle geisha, O-yuki.
For this, nothing on Seventh Avenue or Central Park West has prepared him.
And she, who has met many distinguished gentleman of Japan, has never encountered anyone as sweet and funny and kind as Mr. Seidman. She is determined to be kind to him.
Such an embarassment!
This is the story of what happens when O-yuki offers Mr. Seidman her hospitality - and the touching comedy that ensues when two delightful human beings try to communicate through the barriers of age and custom.
It is told in Mr. Seidman's own words. They are pungent words - honest, colorful, with just a hint of the genuine Seventh Avenue lilt.
Original title: Mr. Seidman and the Geisha
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor