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The Here and Now

From Simon & Schuster, Here and Now is Robert Cohen's unforgettable novel about faith and relationships—and the many questions that comes with both.

Watching his career and marriage disintegrate, Samuel Karnish meets a Hasidic couple from Brooklyn and begins an unlikely friendship with them, an event that leaves him morally confused and doubting his own faith.

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Robert Cohen is the author of three previous novels, The Organ Builder, The Here and Now, and Inspired Sleep, and a collection of short stories. Winner of a Lila Atcheston Wallace -Reader's Digest Writers Award, the Ribalow Prize, The Pushcart Prize, and a Whiting Award, he has published short fiction in a variety of publications -- including Harpers, GQ, The Paris Review and Ploughshares. He has taught at the Iowa Writers Workshop, Harvard University, and Middlebury College. He lives in Vermont.

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