Chronicling the lives of Jews in America, nine stories combining history, fable, theology, and myth include searching for an impossible gem in Manhattan's diamond district, a university library that catalogues human evil, and a rabbi matching wits with the devil.
Melvin Jules Bukiet is an author and literary critic. He has written a number of novels, including Sandman's Dust, After, While the Messiah Tarries, Signs and Wonders, Strange Fire, and A Faker's Dozen. He edited the collections Neurotica: Jewish Writers on Sex, Nothing Makes You Free, and Scribblers on the Roof. He won the 1992 Edward Lewis Wallant Award.
Melvin Jules Bukiet. Wikipedia.