The writing is good, the story interesting all the way to the last page, but the ending is unsatisfactory -- too many loose ends, too sad. After staying with it for 352 pages I really expected more. I would not recommend it.
So many levels and layers to this story. The main character is a Jewish gentleman who has escaped Nazi Europe during WW2 and settled in the U.S. He is a tailor who is employed as a driver for a wealthy man. The book jumps from pre-war to present time in his mind and in the story. His decisions and choices are always shaded by the horrors that he witnessed and the realization that life and happiness holds no guarantees. would be a good book for discussion, as I found myself asking if that is how it really works for someone who has witnessed and been a part of violence, loss and pain.