David Michael Slater’s novel Selfless is a side-splitting tour-de-force through 1980’s Pittsburgh. The novel focuses on the antics of the dysfunctional Schwartz family. When the father, a famous writer, is accused of stealing his novels, the family comes even more unraveled. In one indelible scene, the rabbi comes to visit the family and is forced to leave after almost being impaled by a spiked leather bra.
Written in a sly, sarcastic tone, Selfless also has a dark side. If you’ve ever thrown a ten-sided dice, you won’t be able to put this down.