A Star Shines Over Mt. Morris Park, Mercy Of A Rude Stream

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Returning to the milieu of CALL IT SLEEP, Jewish Harlem at the beginning of the century, Roth introduces us to 14 year-old Ira Stigman and his extended family. It is 1914 and the family must contend with the impact of war on themselves and their homelands. Ira has other issues – sexuality, the racism of his peers, a bullying and failed father and the search for his own identity …

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