The characters in Scott Nadelson’s latest collection abandon their lands of origin, sever their roots, and distance themselves from the people they once were. The stories in the Fourth Corner of the World roam geographically and historically, featuring a would-be assassin in 1920s Paris, Jewish utopians in 1880s Oregon, and teenage girls seeking revenge in 1980s New Jersey among their casts of beautifully rendered outcasts and seekers.
One winter night in 1883, the colony not quite a year old, its youngest member—youngest after a newborn whose shrieks had kept him up for hours—left his cabin without a coat and witnessed something he’d never forget. His name was Yankel Kolm. He was nineteen, slight, with a patchy beard and pockmarked cheeks, and lungs that had given him trouble since infancy. Only cold air provided relief, and he … Read More...
Scott Nadelson's remarkable new novel Between You and Me is both enormously entertaining and seriously moving. Between You and Me is one of the best books I've read in a long while.
- Christine Sneed
Author of Paris, He Said and Little Known Facts
Paul Haberman is a radiant character and Between You and Me is a hilarious, poignant, darkly glittering gem of a novel.
Author of A Crime in the Neighborhood and The Dogs of Littlefield
The depth of his insight is stunning. The breadth and detail of his knowledge of the ordinary lives of men and women in widely varying walks of life is astonishing.
–The Jewish Review
Scott Nadelson grew up in northern New Jersey before escaping to Oregon, where he has lived for the past twenty-one years. He has published three collections of short stories, Aftermath, The Cantor's … Read More