Call it Sleep, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


David Schearl arrives in New York in his mother's arms to begin his new life as an immigrant in the 'Golden Land'.

David is hated by his father - an angry, violent man unable to find his niche in the New World - but is fiercely loved and protected by his Yiddish-speaking mother.

An innovative, multi-lingual novel, Call It Sleep subtly interweaves the overwhelming love between a mother and son with the terrors and anxieties David experiences, as he seeks to find his own identity amidst the cultural disarray of early twentieth-century America.




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Such a fascinating study of Jewish immigrants to the US in the early 1900's. What a shame it was marred with an obsession with sex. There's a reason I stopped watching Woody Allen movies after he screwed his step daughter. There's more to life than sex and compliant women placating their violent men.