“The Executor”Posted: 2017/06/12
Epstein, Joseph. “The Executor.” Fabulous Small Jews: Stories. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003.
Reason read: June is Short Story Month
I think “The Executor” was my favorite story from Fabulous Small Jews. It was short, simple, and direct…but with a twist. Kenneth Hopkins is a Princeton student with a Jewish poet for a mentor. His time with Professor Bertram is profound, but not as life altering as his meeting with Mrs. Bertram. But, their meeting isn’t what you think.
Author fact: according to the dust jacket, Epstein has been a lecturer in English and writing at Northeastern. Another fact: I am reading a compilation of essays also written by Epstein called Plausible Prejudices.
Book trivia: There are eighteen stories in Fabulous Small Jews. I am only reading two.
BookLust Twist: from More Book Lust in the chapter “Good Things Come in Small Packages” (p 102).