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By Marshall Jon Fisher

ISBN-10: 1937559149

ISBN-13: 9781937559144

It’s the overdue Nineteen Eighties, in advance of the autumn of the Berlin Wall, and Robert Cherney, a 30-year-old aspiring author, has left big apple urban for a role educating tennis in Munich. apart from deepest classes, he coaches the Maccabi membership men's league staff, a motley staff of neurotics whose eccentricities look exacerbated through their scenario as Jews dwelling in Germany. they've got made fortunes in postwar Germany yet are hounded day-by-day via the ghosts of the previous and wracked with guilt over dwelling so blithely between their mom and dad’ tormentors. one of many avid gamers on Robert's workforce is his ally in Munich, Max Altmann, a winning and prosperous younger businessman who's additionally Robert’s service provider, landlord, provocateur, and consultant to Munich's nightlife. as well as attempting to determine his lifestyles and never move loopy educating tennis, Robert is making an attempt to omit Lexa, the point of interest of years of erotic obsession again in manhattan. aiding him are Ingrid, a 40-ish Maccabi member and tennis student, and Veronique, a 25-year-old Jewish graduate pupil whom Max attempts to establish with Robert. Love, tennis, intercourse, pissed off inventive ambition, and the drawback of being a German Jew are all materials of this literary satisfaction that's at turns severe and comedic.

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