About Us

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Set under the shadows of the Great Depression and World War II, About Us follows Benny Kahn, youngest of a Jewish family living in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, from his first great disappointment to the moment when he faces the choice of who and what he will become. It is a story of joy and grief, of love and anger, and of a boy who grows to manhood while the world he knows crumbles and falls.

In his first novel, reprinted now after nearly three decades, Chester Aaron's ...

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Overview

Set under the shadows of the Great Depression and World War II, About Us follows Benny Kahn, youngest of a Jewish family living in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, from his first great disappointment to the moment when he faces the choice of who and what he will become. It is a story of joy and grief, of love and anger, and of a boy who grows to manhood while the world he knows crumbles and falls.

In his first novel, reprinted now after nearly three decades, Chester Aaron's clear eye leaves hidden neither the triumphs nor the tragedies, the sense nor the madness that are inevitable when human dreams and fears collide.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781612710044
  • Publisher: Zumaya Publications
  • Publication date: 12/28/2011
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Author of 27 books, 25 of them novels, Chester Aaron has been a boxer, a steel-mill worker, a soldier who learned the depths to which mankind can descend when he helped liberate the Dachau Concentration Camp, a professor and teacher of English and creative writing and, most recently, a farmer respected internationally for his knowledge of garlic.

His first novel, About Us was published in 1976. A sequel, About Them, was released in July 2011. His young adult novel Gideon was republished by Zumaya Thresholds in 2009 and won the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award silver medal for books from independent presses.
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