Peep Showby Joshua Braff
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David Arbus will be graduating from high school in the spring of 1975. His divorced parents offer two options: embrace his mother’s Hasidic sect or go into his father’s line of work, running a porn theater in the heart of New York’s Times Square. He joins the family business. What else would a healthy seventeen-year-old with an interest in photography do? But he didn’t think it would mean giving up his mother and sister altogether.
Peep Show is the bittersweet story of a young man torn between a mother trying to erase her past and a father struggling to maintain his dignity in a less-than-savory business. As David peeps through the spaces in the screen that divides the men and the women in Hasidic homes, we can’t help but think of his father’s Imperial Theatre, where other men are looking at other women through the peepholes.
As entertaining as it is moving, Peep Show looks at the elaborate ensembles, rituals, assumed names, and fierce loyalties of two secret worlds, stripping away the curtains of both.
- Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
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Meet the Author
Joshua Braff the author of The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green, lives in California with his wife and two children.
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The cover of this book stood out for me and I rarely purchase without research. However, I'm happy I discovered this great story! It is very difficult to write a novel with such hilarious prose and not overshadow the emotional heart of the characters involved. I laughed out loud throughout, while simultaneously aching for the familial trauma each individual suffered. I am not one to read a book quickly, as I don't have the time. I finished this in a little over one night. Highly recommend.