Having read Douglas's memoir The Ragman's Son, I was interested to see what his fiction would be like. Turns out it’s very similar. In fact, there are many parallels between Douglas and protagonist Moisha, who starts off life as a holocaust survivor before making it big in Hollywood, where he hides his true ethnic identity. Despite his worldly success, Moisha becomes increasingly unhappy until he meets hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold Luba. Though the plot may sound conventional, Douglas has a genuine knack for pacing, drama and turn of phrase. If you are a fan of his or are interested in the subject matter, then this is a book, and an author, you should read.