To those readers who may have enjoyed my short story collection, kindly reviewed by Dan Brosgol (Ziprin’s Ghost), I am pleased to announce the release of my new novel, The Director of Minor Tragedies (iUniverse).

The novel concerns Adam Levtov–a rabbi’s son–who teaches drama at a small college in the tiny town of Hope Falls. He usually gets stuck with directing one of Shakespeare’s “minor tragedies” but this year, he is staging Othello, and the pressure is mounting. Unfortunately for Levtov, his students are rebelling; his teenage son is wearing eyeliner; and a hulking man with a Russian accent is stalking him. All the while, Levtov is struggling with his guilt over a lie he has lived for fifteen years; a household roiled by his demented father-in-law; and a wife who may be flirting with one of Levtov’s colleagues. Is all this why Adam Levtov feels like a ghost walking through life?

I hope you will enjoy the book, and I welcome comments!

Kol tuv,

Ron Pies


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