1946-53, the XX century's "Middle Ages". AmeriKKKans arraign their kosher folk as the USSR's moles. SSoviets mirror that and might ship their Jews to starving, icy Siberian mini Zion named the Jewish Autonomous Region.
Kissing rumps is better than tasting their fruits, the Soviet life teaches Roma, 13. The police summon his dad, jail the brass and friends. Some commit suicide. The boy is ripe for his show-trial too. In that bedlam, girls pour their hearts to him. Yet, he plans to swim to Turkey.
Fishgal's PIDDLER ON THE HOOF shows Roma's childhood. MEIN KRAMPF does his fiery, forbidden love to a Russian coach, 22, later.
As a gentleman, he made his intriguing, truthful books independent. His horse sense, crisp and funny language, topsy-turvy idioms and plays of words are striking.
NOTE. Internet has idiotic machine translations of the title. Therefore, Kosher=Jewish, hook=nose, Kosher Hook = Yid, Kike, Zhid and "Jewish Question" (in Marx’s liberation, Hitler’s slaughter, Stalin’s exile, etc.)