Kellner's new novel is a departure for the noted scholar and author of a dozen books on 20th-century arts and letters, as well as a landmark study of the Harlem Renaissance during the Jazz Age. In this book, Silas Harmon, who is approaching old age, closes his San Francisco bookshop to retire to the summer cottage in Kentucky where he spent his youth. There he encounters, for the first time in 53 years, the lonely Polish refugee with whom he had a love affair years ago.
ISBN-10: 1595690697 and ISBN-13: 978-1595690692. Published by Mondial; 2008.