Title: East River
Author: Asch, Sholem
Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York
Publication Date: 1946
Edition: Fifth Impression
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: Fair
Comments: D-j worn with minor tears. Minor wear to top of spine.
Synopsis: Sholem Asch turns his perceptive imagination to a smaller canvas–a single street in New York City during the early years of this century–but to human drama and spiritual issues quite as significant in their implications. Forty-eighth Street from First Avenue to the River was in those days a warren of old houses and tenements, occupied by a polygot collection of nationalities and religions such as no one neighborhood in any other city had ever gathered together. Polish, Russian and German Jews were there, and Irish, Italians, Germans, Catholics and Lutherans, in a bewildering mixture, separated by their diverse origins and by mountains of prejudice, yet somehow united by common interests, enforced intimacy, and the struggle to survive.