Author had lived through and experienced firsthand situations and places reflected in the book. Author lives in a New York City suburb, still enjoying every moment of novelty being a free man, even after so many years.
1. What’s with the Title?
It came naturally. Characters don’t cry (or complain, or moan and whine like many do now, especially young people. The Characters just go about achieving their goal. In case of this book — Freedom!
2.To some the Title may seem unorthodox, even offensive...
The Title “Russian Jews Don’t Cry” meant to “stir up the pot.” The absolute majority of contemporary Jewish writers stay away from what is called now “politically incorrect” subjects. Their writings either pure academic and targeted for a specific and narrow audience of students of history, or “harmless” tales of events which have no connection to present reality we live in (vampire tales, for example). Unfortunately, standings of contemporary Jewish authors reflect their indifference to what is happening in the great country of ours.
The story is written as told by a young man in his twenties bouncing as a loose boat around the world, trying to find his place in it. He hits the biggest jackpot of his life and lets it go away so easy. If reality can turn into bizarre fantasy and the fantasy can morph back into reality, then a twilight transition may exist somewhere on the way.