Fathers by Herbert Gold
First published in 1967, this is a “novel in the form of a memoir” about growing up Jewish in New York. Fathers focuses mostly on Sam Gold, Herbert’s father, and his business ventures as a shopkeeper and later as a real estate investor. A son’s heartfelt tribute to his father. Enjoyable. I read the first printing of the Fawcett Crest paperback reprint.
I became familiar with the work of Herbert Gold through his novel Bohemia, which connected him (for me) to countercultural literary movements in New York like the Beats. Gold was lifelong friends with Allen Ginsberg. Grade: B
Mass market paperback
Fawcett Crest March 1968 1st printing