from the cover: A "master storyteller" (The Atlanta Journal Constitution)whose "work is tender and heartbreaking and memorable" (Pat Conroy)now offers his heartfelt paean to the only emotion that really matters...
I enjoyed this. It's a good Southern story.
From the cover . . . "In the summer of 1955, Madison Lee "Bobo" Murphy was a waiter at the Catskills' Pine Hill Inn. A rural Southerner, he had never heard the word meshugge until Avrum Feldman - a retired Nw York City furrier - became his unlikely friend. For Bobo, nothing about that special time and place ever lost its glow: Avrum's obsession with the haunting voice of a famous opera diva, music that no one else could hear; the exotic mingling of Yiddish and German in the dining room; the girl he met and loved.
. . . For a wealthy Jewish girl and a Georgia farm boy, the summer had to end, leaving bobo with the pain of loving someone and believing you cannot be with them. Nearly forty years later, his children grown and his marriage comfortably routine, Bobo comes north once more; there, admist the haunting hints of Amy's presence, she unexpedtedly appears. Nothing has dimmed the passion of their youth, yet two lifetimes and a thousand Catskills sunsets stand between who they were and who they have become. The strikes against them are different now. But mysteriously, miraculously, Bobo reawakens the dreams of a love larger than himself."
According to crazy Avrum Feldman, everyone has a divine moment that changes the course of life. For Bobo Murphy, it was the moment he fell in love with Amy Loury at a resort in the Catskills in 1955. That summer Bobo also befriended Avrum, a Jewish retiree from New York City. Forty years later,Bobo, now an art teacher in Savannah, returns to the fading resort to settle Avrum's estate. He also finds Amy again.
In the summer of 1955, Madison Lee "Bobo" Murphy was a waiter at the Catskells' Pine Hill Inn. A rural Southerner, he meets Avrum Feldman, a retired New York City furrier and they become unlikely friends. Bobo's one grand, undeniable moment of change occurs with his first glimpse of beautiful Amy Lourie. But the summer had to end for a wealthy Jewish girl and a Georgia farm boy. Nearly 40 years later, his children grown and his marriage comfortably routine, Bobo comes north once more. There Amy unexpectedly appears. The strikes against them are different now but mysteriously, miraculously, Bobo reawakens the dreams of a love larger than himself..... A love story that is intensely romantic.
Read by the author. About 3 hours long on two cassettes.