Call It Sleep Summary:
Call it Sleep tells the story of a young Jewish boy living in an immigrant settlement is the lower east side of New York. He is quite close to his mother but his father is a very indifferent and violent man. As the story progresses, his aunt Bertha arrives from Australia and her arrival increases the already persisting tension in the family. David, the young boy, grows up in an unhealthy environment for a kid where he lives in constant fear of his father and faces the struggles that immigrants normally do. Towards the end, he goes through a lot of accidents and when he is brought home by the cops, his father looks at him with love for the first time.
Call it Sleep Review:
Call It Sleep is a touching story of a young boy facing the hardships of life and everything getting much better in the end. The story derives its name from the end where he is in his mother’s embrace and thinks he might as well call it sleep. The book was a part of the 100 books named by the Times Magazine as the best books written since 1923.