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Publisher's Summary

Joel tells the stories closest to his heart, including the bittersweet tales of his father, in a collection that will carry you from Poland to Spain to Haiti and even the suburbs of Los Angeles. You'll meet Herschel of Ostropol and Merisier - stronger than elephants.

All the stories are woven together with music to match in this tale of laughter and tears stretching around the world and back again.The editors of Booklist magazine named this an "Editor's Choice".

©1995 jbi (P)1995 jbi

Critic Reviews

"When he dons his trademark gray fedora he becomes the Scheherazade of the stories your grandmother should have told you." ( San Francisco Examiner)
"A comical and soulful tale spinning journey." ( The Los Angeles Times)

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