"An astonishing writer ... who has secured himself a seat in the distinguished history of Jewish-American letters". — The Philadelphia InquirerSteve Stern returns with lyrically comic tales about the Pinch, a backwater Jewish community in Memphis, whose misbegotten citizens refer to themselves as "the lost tribe". Stern's dreamers are plagued by history, lust, solitude, and the extravagance of their own fevered imaginations.
Stern is a consummate spinner of tales, a mythmaker. A Plague of Dreamers evokes the American Jewish experience, weaving a tapestry of tradition and assimilation and, ultimately, of transformation.