Robert Vishniak, favored son of a working-class Jewish Philadelphia
neighborhood, employs his good looks, charm and cleverness to scale the social ladder.
Gliding from his hardscrabble beginnings to an elite New England University, he
ensconces himself among scions of unimagined wealth and influence, building a future he
believes will eclipse his humble past. But as is so often the case, it takes but a fleeting,
single occurrence to change Robert’s life, threatening to undermine his achievements and
unravel his carefully constructed identity. Ten years in the making, Pomerantz’s debut is
a sweeping saga of class, sexual rebellion, money, and love.