The next installment of the Led Black Book Club will take place at Word Up Books (2113 Amsterdam Ave @ 165th) on Thursday, September 26th and will feature Forgiving Máximo Rothman by local author A.J. Sidransky. Forgiving Máximo Rothman is about history, religion, oppression and ultimately about fatherhood. The author, A J Sidransky, delves into his own family history to tell a tale that stretches from Hitler’s Europe, to Trujillo’s Dominican Republic, to the former Soviet Union, to the present day Washington Heights.
The book also takes a long, hard look at the cultural, ethnic and socio-economic divide that is physically embodied by Broadway. East of Broadway: Dominican, Latino and much poorer and west of Broadway: Jewish, white and much more affluent and what that means for the inhabitants of both worlds. Forgiving Máximo Rothman is a well-told history lesson wrapped inside a murder mystery. It is an engrossing read to say the least. The book is available for purchase right now at Word Up Books. Please support Uptown artistry and make sure you are in attendance for the event. By the way, the good folks at the Dyckman Beer Co. will be providing the libations for the occasion.
The Led Black Book Club
Ft. A.J. Sidransky
Thursday, September 26th from 7 to 9 pm
Word Up Books
2113 Amsterdam Ave @ 165th Street
On a chilly autumn night in New York, the lives of two men born decades and continents apart collide when Max Redmond is found bludgeoned in his Washington Heights apartment. While investigating the crime, Detective Tolya Kurchenko comes across the dead man’s diaries, written by Redmond over four decades. He hopes the diaries will lead him to the killer. In fact, they help him sort out the complexities of his own identity.
Spanning 65 years and three continents — from Hitler’s Europe to the decaying Soviet Empire of the 1970s, and revealing the little-known history of Sosua, a Jewish settlement in the jungles of the Dominican Republic — A. J. Sidransky’s debut novel leads us into worlds long gone, and the lives of people still touched by those memories.
Check out: http://forgivingmaximorothman.com