With an introduction by Peter Mason
Simon Blumenfeld’s acclaimed second novel follows the struggles of a Jewish merchant’s son, Phineas Kahn, as he makes his escape from the confines of Tsarist Russia to Vienna and then London in 1900, where he settles to raise a large family in the liberating atmosphere but desperate poverty of the East End. A priceless portrayal – wrapped up in a gripping, warm narrative – of a London now vanished.
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