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A title such as THE UNAMERICANS begs this question: what is an American? Or more specifically, what is an American in Molly Antopolâ€™s world? A traditional answer might be to have a personal sense of identity and to be unencumbered to pursue oneâ€™s most shining hopes and dreams in a land where anything is possible.
Molly Antopolâ€™s characters are mostly Jewish and they are mostly alienated â€“ from spouse or kids, from past ideology and beliefs, and often, from their most authentic selves. Each story is a little gem onto itself.