was born to the red diaper. His parents had plans to flee to Canada if McCarthy called their name. He came of age in the turmoil of the 60’s and with no better idea, cast his fate upon his thumb. Since then he has survived as beggar, news hawker, taxi driver, household mover, piano tuner, research mathematician and is currently masquerading as a bioinformatician at the Francis Crick Institute. If you pass through the Boston area, go see his art work in the Cambridge Room of the the Cambridge Public Library.
Michael Schapiro’s translation of Messiah in America is available from Amazon here.