One of Us explores characters torn between allegiances to group identities and those they have created for themselves. Author Justin Taylor praises this book: “Small moments lead to big questions about what it means to be a man, an American, a Jew, or — inevitably — all of these things at once. When we say someone is One of Us who is the one, and who is the us, and what do they — what do we — owe to each other?” Bernard Malamud Prize winner Amina Gautier writes in the book’s foreword, “From the silent scornful bullying of congregants who shun a disgraced family to a young man whose Aryan features allow him to move through Berlin unmolested while he watches other Jewish countrymen rounded up for the camps to the emergence of a liberal community’s latent racism rearing its ugly head when zoning laws permit the inclusion of affordable housing units…these stories challenge the ways we identify in terms of nation, race, class, and religion and ask readers to consider who really belongs.
One of Us: Stories
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2019
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