Have you ever wanted to write a letter to a character in a book? What would you say to that character? Would you sympathize with their plight, or set them straight?
Our guest today, Marilyn Horowitz, author of The Book of Zev, wrote a letter to one of her main characters, Zev. Zev Bronfman, a strapping 32-year old-virgin, angry atheist, refugee from a religious Jewish life, and former engineer for the U.S. Patent Office in Alexandria, Virginia, drives a cab and sleeps around in New York City. And the trouble he gets himself into and must get out of makes for a wild ride with his co-conspirator Sarah. Sarah Hirshbaum, a beautiful, redheaded, depressed, God-hating kosher chef, seesaws between yoga and too much red wine.
Keep reading to see what Horowitz says to Zev.
Thank you for inspiring me to write this book.
Thank you for being such a cooperative and helpful character. I was troubled by your crisis of faith and wonder...