September 1, 2019
Seth Feinberg, in spite of being an atheist, has always seen life through a Jewish lens. Inheriting a Nazi officer’s full-length leather coat from his Holocaust-survivor grandfather motivates him to research and write fictional stories about his grandparents’ and the coat’s possible history. These stories follow the history of the Jews from just before the end of the Holocaust up until just before the founding of the modern State of Israel. Ultimately, Seth is able to define his personal relationship with the coat, his Judaism, and the world.