Film professor Jonathan Klein resolves a debt left by his deceased Jewish father due to a New York crime figure. Klein, a single parent in California, also learns unsettling details about his late wife, about his brilliant Chinese student, and about his suicidal colleague days before Yom Kippur. The story, set during Covid, finds Klein straddling California and New York as his crisis of conscience overwhelms him against a madcap landscape.
ALLAN HAVIS is Professor of Theatre at University of California, San Diego. His plays have been produced at major theatres nationally and abroad. He is the author of nineteen full-length published plays and edited three American Political Plays series — the newest American Political Plays in the Age of Terrorism with Bloomsbury. His two previous novels were for the young adult market — Albert the Astronomer by Harper/Collins and Albert Down a Wormhole by Goodreads Press.