|Plot Summary of Life, Death and Bialys|
|"As Flip Schaffer approached the end of his life from metastic cancer, he invited his semi-estranged adult son to join him in New York City at an upscale baking class designed for aspiring chefs. Mostly to humor his father, Dylan agreed. Seven months later the class is scheduled to begin and although he heads off to join his father, Dylan is not at all sure he is prepared for the experience.
Memoirs can be tricky. Eccentric pastry chefs; the crowded, hot and humid streets of New York; a less than glamorous hotel; memories of a mentally unstable mother and an absent father; a tenuous rebuilding of the ties between father and son, all interspersed with recipies for bread."
A R Pickett, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Life, Death and Bialys|
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because he/she is
- physically ill
Special relationship with
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- a lawyer creature
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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Dylan Schaffer Resident Scholar Profiles|
A R Pickett
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