Description - Truth Comes in Blows by Ted Solotaroff
Planted between Ted and a normal boyhood was Ben Solotaroff, as hard a father to placate, defy, and finally accept as can be found in the annals of the American memoir. Tough, bullying, seductive, Ben Solotaroff was a self-made man-"almost all ego and almost no conscience"-who made a success of his glass business and a wasteland of his home life. Against a crystalline view of American life in the 1930s and '40s, Truth Comes in Blows places its classic themes-the ambivalent love of a son for his victimized mother, the romance of post-immigrant Jews with middle America, sports and masculinity, the guilty imperatives of breaking away-and renews them with a candor Philip Roth praised as "not only a literary achievement but a considerable moral achievement as well." A reading group guide is bound into the paperback.
Buy Truth Comes in Blows by Ted Solotaroff from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(211mm x 140mm x 20mm)
WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - Truth Comes in Blows by Ted Solotaroff
Book Reviews - Truth Comes in Blows by Ted Solotaroff
Author Biography - Ted Solotaroff
Ted Solotaroff lives in East Quogue, Long Island, and in Paris