Blessed Hands: Stories
by Frume Halpern
Translated by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
These slice-of-life stories first appeared in the Yiddish radical press in mid-20th century New York. An over-looked master of the short story genre, Frume Halpern's fiction is now available for the first time, in its entirety, to English-language readers.
These psychologically insightful stories present the lives of protagonists who are working-class poor, social outcasts, and those experiencing illness, disability, and racism. Halpern worked as a massage therapist in a hospital and many of these stories are about those who work with their hands.
Available for pre-publication ordering at a 20% discount, now through October 16, 2023.