Ten years have passed since Paloma Rodriguez—bold, seductive daughter of the Latin South Bronx, and Serach Gottesman—quietly iconoclastic daughter of Haredi Jewish Brooklyn, first broke with the painful constrictions of their cultures to seek healing within an artfully blended household of their own. Six years have passed since Serach’s little brother Shmuely fled New York altogether for a life of well-supported scholarship in Jerusalem.
Serach and Paloma are now comfortably ensconced in their loving partnership. But an unexpected death, a seductive offer, and a crime bring their pasts roaring back into their lives, with devastating results.
Acts of Atonement is the ongoing story of the battle between roots and desires.