On Herring Cove Road: Mr. Jew and the Goy Boy

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Book Summary

Avriel Rosen, once an amusing extrovert with a reputation as a prankster, is entering his senior years as a stoic, thirty-year converted introvert who hates change, has little to no interest in people and is more than content to have his wife sit at the navigator’s seat of his life. Since he had become a practising introvert, there had been few changes in his life. The few changes that he had experienced, his wife had walked him through them, including the recent move to a much smaller home in a lower-middle-class neighbourhood where he lives directly next-door to a bigot / racist, whose nine-year old son addresses him as Mr. Jew.

Avriel has seen the move coming, and he is very much aware of the enormous change to come sometime in the, hopefully, far off future, though he refuses to give it any attention. That change will come on slowly and painfully and will eventually leave him charting his own life’s route.

On Herring Cove Road: Mr. Jew And The Goy Boy follows the growth of the seemingly unlikely friendship between Avriel and his nine-year old neighbour and its influence on both as the old man's world of habitual routine begins to implode while, at the same time, on a collision course with the chaotic world of the innocent child, its troubled mother and vengeful father.

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About the Author

Michael Kroft was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and now resides in Montreal, Quebec.

An eclectic reading addict of fiction and nonfiction with a passion for writing short stories spanning various genres, On Herring Cove Road: Mr. Jew And The Goy Boy is his debut novel, and his second, with the working title of Still On Herring Cove Road: Hickory, Dickory, Death, is expected to be completed by the end of September, 2014.

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