A Backhanded Gift

"It's the late 1980s, and Robert Cherney has left New York to teach tennis in Munich.

A Backhanded Gift

"It's the late 1980s, and Robert Cherney has left New York to teach tennis in Munich. In addition, he's coaching the Mattathias Club men's league team, a motley goup of neurotics whose eccentricities seem exacerbated by their situtation as Jews living in Germany. He's also trying to forget Lexa, the focus of years of erotic obsession back in New York. . . As Robert searches for the right woman and his true calling, he can't help but wonder if an insufficient gift is worse than no gift at all." -- p. 4 of cover.

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