(From the publisher):
Romeo and Juliet in northern New Jersey? Yiddish constellations in Ashbury Park? A garbage dump in the Meadowlands that's filled with old musical instruments from a high school marching band? In this tale of love - lost and won, young and old - we come to know the Rubins, a family that is falling apart despite its best intentions.
At the heart of the novel is an old question: Is it possible to find true love, the one and only - known in Yiddish as b'shert? Anthony Rubin, the young protagonist, may or may not have found it with his neighbor Juliette, daughter of a reputed Mafasio. Jess, his mother, who leaves New Jersey after her husband's affair with a neighbor, has lost her faith in love entirely. But his father, Michael, still pursues it, and so does Anthony's grandpa Max, who meets the love of his life at 81.
Original title: The Lost Legends of New Jersey
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction