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An image of Jewish communist farmers candling eggs in the “Yankee-White Connecticut” of the 1920s instigates Bomze’s generous vision of generational inheritance. Here is a page-turning, brilliantly-plotted, grand poetic narrative that unfolds the ways the personal story is the political story and the individual story is the universal.
Love Justice is a compelling window into intertwining personal and ethical passions, from the Triangle Fire to the post-Stonewall era.
Bracha Nechama Bomze’s moving and revelatory debut collection is aptly titled. Love Justice can be read as an imperative: we must love—love actively—what sets us free. It might be invisibly hyphenated: when, finally, love-justice extends to same-sex couples, it is a crucial moment in the book.