This is not a simple story. At the heart is Hannah, who confronts bitter knowledge of the God who delivered her parents from Auschwitz to brutal death in America. It is about men and women who fall in love, become obsessed with each other’s needs, and in doing so commit unwitting cruelties, all the while clinging to their visions of renewal. To the question society so frantically asks: What shall we do about our unwanted offspring? Norma Rosen’s novel replies with an even more urgent one: What shall we do about ourselves?