“[Charyn’s] writing is devastatingly poignant and nearly impossible to categorize. He switches between ‘genres’ like another man might change his shirt. . . . [In Ravage & Son] the accomplished author has turned to his own past, living in New York City, to dredge up the sumptuous details surrounding what once was the world of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, riddled with corruption and the ugliness of antisemitism.”

Linda Bond, Auntie’s Bookstore (Spokane, WA)