"Away" is the extraordinary story of young Lillian Leyb. Her family destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way. In 1920s New York, she is taken under the wing of Mr Reuben Burstein, the famous Impresario and his matinee-idol son Meyer. But then her wily cousin Raisele arrives with some unexpected news about Lillian's young daughter Sophie. Driven by a wild hope, Lillian sets off on an odyssey across America, traveling from New York's Lower East Side to Seattle's Skid Row and up to Alaska, along the fabled Telegraph Trail towards Siberia.
First published 2007.
'An urgent, riveting, fabulously entertaining road trip of a novel, AWAY grabs you by the throat from the first page to the last, breaks your heart and shakes all your senses awake.' - Emma Donoghue Any new book by Amy Bloom is a cause for celebration' The Times * 'A writer of amazing skill, intelligence and compassion' Alice Hoffman
Amy Bloom is the author of two collections of stories, Come to Me and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, a novel, Love Invents Us, and a non-fiction book, Normal. A practising psychotherapist, Bloom teaches creative writing at Yale University.