When acclaimed comic writer Aaron Zevy began to collect vintage radios, his friends and family hoped they might get a respite from the barrage of short stories which had been filling their inboxes. After all, how much trouble can one man, no matter how unusual and prone to social and dating mishaps, get into?
This collection adds a comic and often poignant twist to the story of the nearly 1 million strong Jews who lived in Arab lands before WW2. But Zevy, the son of an Ashkenazi father and Sephardic mother adds some shtick to his recollections. His Ashkenazi side is the wry, bemused spectator of the antics and entanglements of his other half.