Max's Diamonds

Max's Diamonds

by Jay Greenfield

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Overview

A stunning decades-spanning debut novel, about a man forced to confront his moral culpability, the legacy of impossible loss, and the claims of his Jewish identity.


Paul Hartman, coming of age in postwar Rockaway, grows up haunted by the specter of his cousin Max, an Auschwitz survivor, and Max's mysterious cache of diamonds, which fund Paul’s Harvard Law education and even sparkle in his fiancée’s engagement ring. When a stranger from his past confronts him with an impossible demand, one that could destroy his law career, his marriage and his sense of self, Paul must make choices that will change his fate forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991327423
Publisher: Chickadee Prince Books
Publication date: 05/01/2016
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Jay Greenfield was raised in Rockaway, New York. For several decades, he was a trial lawyer with a New York- based international law firm, where he argued in the Supreme Court of the United States, represented civil rights activists in Louisiana during 1964's Freedom Summer, and was senior counsel in several cases establishing that, under New York law, homeless families have a right to shelter. He retired early to devote himself to writing fiction. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Judy; they have three adult children and three grandchildren. MAX'S DIAMONDS (Chickadee Prince Books, 2016) is his debut novel.

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