Leslie Epstein is the author of eleven books of fiction, including Pinto and Sons, about which the New York Times Book Review wrote, "Only lengthy quotation would do justice to the hilarity, the excitement, the passion of this enterprise." He directs the creative writing program at Boston University.
This ironic comedy by the author of the acclaimed Leib Goldkorn series and "King of the Jews" follows Pinto, a Hungarian Jew and former medical student, who takes the wrong ship and winds up out West during the craze of the California Gold Rush. Never discouraged, he tries to bring scientific enlightenment to a band of boys from the local Modoc Indian tribe. His efforts largely turn back on Pinto.