Len Harris, the recent editor of a Baltimore-based ethnic booklet, Haskala, the genesis of that's pre-WW II, struggles with an identification quandary as does his magazine. The writer, Bernie cost, son of the overdue founder, Sidney expense, is decided to brush off Haskala’s ethnic slant and switch mostly secular, a circulate to extend the advert base and readership.
Meanwhile, Harris perspectives his task as a pulpit of varieties and refuses to just accept his publisher's reduced editorial place on spirituality. A battle for house is on.
Harris, suffering to view the area in the course of the eyes of a Jewish journalist, in the meantime faces a messy divorce from an imported Scottish decorator, company within the trust that her fortune is dependent upon her lawyer's skill to nail her discarded wife in divorce court.
Harris, at the recommendation of a rabbi pal, hires his personal lawyer, a daunting personality with duel American/Israeli citizenship who moonlights for Mossad. He crushes his opponent in court docket, as his offended ex-wife vows revenge by way of recruiting her soccer-playing Irish cousin, within the united states, fund-raising for his reason, the Irish Republican Army.
No slouch, the cousin has to date gathered 4 million funds. simply he wishes the way to get it via airport safety and in another country. in the meantime, Harris' legal professional convinces his shopper the I.R.A. fundraising ex-wife’s cousin trains Palestinians, is a possibility to Israel and, he, Harris, needs to support cease him.
Back at Haskala, writer Bernie expense, approximately to fireside his long-time printers and substitute them with a automatic publishing set-up, underestimates them badly. Injured African American WW II vets, they're employed in 1945 through Haskala founder and publishing icon, the overdue Sid cost, father of Bernie. They dwell in a basement condominium adjoining to the Haskala print shop.
Len Harris, on studying the printers may be fired and evicted from their condo, vows to save lots of them. basically they've got plans to save lots of themselves through bringing down Haskala. Their goal is to submit their very own weekly model, an all-bigot factor, which they do and distribute.
Price convinces himself Harris did it and places out a freelance on him whilst the printers' factor hits the streets and Haskala crashes.
Harris, at the run with the 4 million in I.R.A. cash, stolen from the I.R.A. fund-raiser in a rip-off utilizing him to get the cash overseas, needs to care for the wrath of Bernie cost whereas being pursued unknowingly via the IRA agent. not anything is because it turns out. Pursued via a freelance killer and an Irish innovative, how Len Harris survives is on the center of this "dark" comedian thriller.