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The time is 1949, just before the Korean War - a war that many believed would become World War III. At Bald Sam's luncheonette in Brooklyn, Izzy and his friends Archie Feinstein, Jack Goldfarb, Benny Kubbleman, and Meyer Woolf gather to eat, to watch the Dodgers on TV, and to share their hopes and their fears. But most of all, Izzy and his friends tell jokes. They've heard ...more
Hardcover, 187 pages
Published December 2nd 2005 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published March 1997)
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A book full of jokes, but you won't laugh. This is a story about Izzy, a jew from Poland (or Ukraine) who immigrated to Ney York and fought in WWII. Traumatized, desillusioned, speechless. He sits with his friends in this café and listens to all their jokes which he knows by heart.

You know this one where this old guy... And so on and so on.

A good and sad read which leaves you as speechless as Izzy himself.
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