Still Missing Beulah: Stories of Blacks and Jews in Mid-Century Miami

Still Missing Beulah: Stories of Blacks and Jews in Mid-Century Miami

by Joan Lipinsky Cochran

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Still Missing Beulah: Stories of Blacks and Jews in Mid-Century Miami

It's the 1950s and Miami businessman Tootsie Plotnik counts his Bahamian mistress and his black business associates among his dearest friends. But he also refers to his African American employees using the derogatory Yiddish term, schvartz, and comes within inches of murdering an unarmed black teenager.

Using linked short stories and brief historical accounts, Still Missing Beulah takes the reader into the heart and mind of an aging Jewish businessman whose prejudices are challenged by the black people who enter his life. Written in the same vein as The Help, this collection documents the struggles Jews and blacks faced during an era when both groups experienced rampant discrimination and signs prohibiting Jews and blacks in hotels and clubs were as pervasive as palm trees and mosquitoes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692298350
Publisher: Perricot Publishing
Publication date: 11/13/2014
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.21(d)

About the Author

Joan Lipinsky Cochran is an award-winning journalist, short story writer and adjunct professor whose work has appeared in Family Circle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Sun Sentinel, The Palm Beach Post and Florida Living, among other publications. Her unpublished novel, The Yiddish Gangster's Daughter, was a Claymore Award and Amazon Novel Breakthrough Award finalist and her work in advertising and public relations has earned Addy, Quill and CASE awards. A native of Miami, she lives in Boca Raton with her handsome husband, ungrateful cat and a yard full of tropical fruit trees. When she isn't writing, she's playing the violin (albeit badly) and sailing.

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