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Pinto & Sons

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In the fall of 1846, young medical student Adolph Pinto witnesses a demonstration of anesthesia and sets off on a lifelong quest to bring "life without pain" to the masses. A darkly comic and sweeping novel in which Pinto endures every tribulation with hope.

This ironic comedy by the author of the acclaimed Leib Goldkorn series and "King of the Jews" follows Pinto, a Hungarian Jew and former medical student, who takes the wrong ship and winds up out West during the craze of the California Gold Rush. Never discouraged, he tries to bring scientific enlightenment to a band of boys from the local Modoc Indian tribe. But strikes and explosions erupt at the nearby gold mine where the Modocs have been enslaved, turning his attempt at utopia into Dante's hell.

"A greathearted saga of ambition, hope and loss... Pinto and Sons is a fantastic epic of the heroic age of applied science, a fit book to put on the shelf with the great tall tales of American expansion.... Only lengthy quotation would do justice to the hilarity, the excitement, the passion of this enterprise."
- New York Times Book Review

"A wild wacky, wonderful novel.... The wonderful affirmation of this novel gives it its final power."
- Kevin Starr, Boston Globe

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Hardback Editions

October 1990 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Pinto and Sons
Author(s): Leslie Epstein
ISBN: 0-395-54704-0 / 978-0-395-54704-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Paperback Editions

June 1992 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Pinto and Sons (Norton Paperback Fiction)
Author(s): Leslie Epstein
ISBN: 0-393-30846-4 / 978-0-393-30846-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
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Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Pinto and Sons
Author(s): Leslie Epstein
Publisher: Quid Pro Books
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