Immigrant story

2008-05-14 00:00

Away, Amy Bloom’s first novel in eight years, will not disappoint her fans, of which I am one. It is a beautifully crafted story which marries historical fact with fiction.

Like many other new immigrants, she shares bed space in a tiny room until she catches the eye of the theatre impressario, Reuben Burnstein. Burnstein’s son finds Lillian a useful companion too and soon sets her up in a small apartment where she can be a successful cover for his homosexual tendencies. Reuben Burnstein also takes this opportunity to acquire another mistress. And both Lillian and he are surprised when they fall in love. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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