The Mysterious Bookshop

Nadler, Ben, The Sea Beach Line

After being expelled from Oberlin for hallucinogenic drug use, Izzy Edel seeks out his estranged fathera Polish Jew turned Israeli soldier turned New York street vendor named Alojzy who is reported to be missing, possibly dead. To learn about Alojzy’s life and discover the truth behind his disappearance, Izzy takes over his father’s outdoor bookselling business and meets the hustlers, gangsters, and members of a religious sect who peopled his father’s world. He also falls in love.