After

Fiction, Historical Fiction, Jewish Interest

In 1945 the Allied forces are trekking across Europe, pausing incidentally to free the Jews from Hitler’s camps. Newly emerged from the ashes, three ex-prisoners — a logician, a saint, and a schemer — come toghether. Led by nineteen-year-old Isaac Kaufman, this trio joins forces in survival to exploit the only industry up and running in a crippled German town — the black market — until they discover and decide to steal a four-foot cube: “Eighteen tons of golden ingots created from fillings pried from the teeth of the Jews of Eastern Europe.”