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A hilarious road novel about an all-Jewish basketball team traveling in a renovated hearse through Depression-era America in search of redemption and big money. The House of Moses All-Stars is considered by many to be one of the best basketball novels--a vivid and historically based account by basketball's most celebrated writer.
Depicting the travails of a young Jewish man, desperate after a series of professional and personal misfortunes, who joins a Jewish professional basketball team at the height of the Depression, The House of Moses All-Stars is a passionate portrayal of Aaron Steiner’s struggle to realize his dreams in a country struggling to recover its ideals. As the members of his motley crew travel West to California through an anti-Semitic land that disdains and rebuffs them, they discover that their nation is as confused as they are--torn between its fears of foreigners and poverty, and its belief in democratic ideals of tolerance and opportunity. Told with a rueful eye, The House of Moses All-Stars looks critically and lovingly at what it means to be an outsider in America.
“With seven books on basketball to his credit, six of them novels, [Rosen is] the game’s
foremost literary chronicler.” -Wall Street Journal
“Mr. Rosen . . . skillfully induces the reader to join ‘the Brotherhood of the Sacred Hoop.’” -New York Times Book Review