Pinto and Sons

Pinto and Sons

by Leslie Epstein
     
 

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In the fall of 1846, young medical student Adolph Pinto witnesses a demonstration of anesthesia and sets off on a lifelong quest to bring "life without pain" to the masses. A darkly comic and sweeping novel in which Pinto endures every tribulation with hope.

This ironic comedy by the author of the acclaimed Leib Goldkorn series and 'King of the Jews' follows…  See more details below

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In the fall of 1846, young medical student Adolph Pinto witnesses a demonstration of anesthesia and sets off on a lifelong quest to bring "life without pain" to the masses. A darkly comic and sweeping novel in which Pinto endures every tribulation with hope.

This ironic comedy by the author of the acclaimed Leib Goldkorn series and 'King of the Jews' follows Pinto, a Hungarian Jew and former medical student, who takes the wrong ship and winds up out West during the craze of the California Gold Rush. Never discouraged, he tries to bring scientific enlightenment to a band of boys from the local Modoc Indian tribe. But strikes and explosions erupt at the nearby gold mine where the Modocs have been enslaved, turning his attempt at utopia into Dante's hell.

"A character Mark Twain might envy. 'Pinto and Sons' leaves us admiring a life that seems well worth having lived."
� USA Today

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Elise Chase
Epstein's first novel since his widely acclaimed "King of the Jews" resembles that book in its blend of historical fact and inventive exuberance, of tragedy and farce. Yet here the backdrop is the California Gold Rush and a pioneer town named Yreka, home of the vast Neptune Mine, rather than the grimmer setting of the Holocaust. Life without pain: that is the dream of young Pinto... A captivating tragicomic epic (accent on the comic), with many deeply felt, genuinely moving scenes.
Boston Globe - Kevin Starr
"A wild wacky, wonderful novel.... The wonderful affirmation of this novel gives it its final power."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940150517547
Publisher:
Quid Pro, LLC
Publication date:
09/19/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
419
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Leslie Epstein is the author of eleven books of fiction, including 'Pinto and Sons,' about which the New York Times Book Review wrote, "Only lengthy quotation would do justice to the hilarity, the excitement, the passion of this enterprise."

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