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Responsible Men Edward Schwarzschild

Responsible Men

Edward Schwarzschild

Published September 8th 2006
ISBN : 9780641924088
Paperback
332 pages
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Max Wolinsky is a forty-one-year-old, ethically challenged salesman from a family of mostly upstanding salesmen. He longs to become a better son and a better father, but when he returns home to Philadelphia for his son Nathans bar mitzvah, he knowsMoreMax Wolinsky is a forty-one-year-old, ethically challenged salesman from a family of mostly upstanding salesmen. He longs to become a better son and a better father, but when he returns home to Philadelphia for his son Nathans bar mitzvah, he knows it wont be easy. For one thing, it means going to his former home to see his ex-wife, whos now living with the gardener he once hired. It means facing his unhappy sons complaints - Nathan is particularly upset about being forced to join a troop of kosher Boy Scouts. It also means hearing his father, Caleb, plead for him to move back to Philly from Florida. And it means trying to reconnect with Uncle Abe, once the familys most charismatic salesman, who hasnt been able to speak coherently since his stroke.If Max can be civil to his ex-wife, listen to his son, and pull off one last scam so his father and uncle can live a better life, everything just might turn out all right. What Max doesnt know is that Uncle Abe has his own master plan for the family.Responsible Men is by turns funny, poignant, and wise. Schwarzschild gets inside the hearts of men in prose that is both skillful and authentic.