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Legs Feldman
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The humorous satire centers around the misfortunes of Zelman Feldman, born with oversized legs and a passion for dance. In this eccentric social satire, set in the early twentieth century in a fictious Republic, Zelman Feldman is born with immense legs. To share this extraordinary discovery with the Republic’s scientific community, his pediatrician convenes a symposium soon after Zelman’s delivery. Zoologists and other scientific luminaries are mesmerized by the size of the limbs.

Front page articles about the “Feldman Phenomenon” appear in newspapers of every political stripe.

Thus begins Zelman’s comical journey as a person whom society views as an oddity. Among the colorful characters he encounters over the years are unscrupulous distant relatives, a shady freak show barker, a sensuous former prima ballerina, and a womanizing business mogul. The odyssey climaxes in a bizarre trial that will decide his future. What will the verdict be? More important, can he find happiness despite his physical anomaly? This witty novel about society’s prejudices and other flaws answers these questions and offers insights into the imperfect human condition.

©2024 by Jere Krakoff 

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The Chameleon Shuffle

Leonard Zweig is a brilliant but highly impressionable person who was simultaneously indoctrinated as a child by his mother (a devout liberal lawyer) and father (an orthodox conservative attorney) in their respective legal philosophies.

The simultaneous indoctrinations caused Leonard to become a Hybrid, a previously unknown psychological condition that caused him to involuntarily oscillate between philosophies.

The novel raises many profound questions. Is Hybridism curable? If not, will Leonard be psychologically fit to attend and graduate from a legal seminary? Assuming he graduates, will he choose to practice in his liberal mother’s small public interest firm; his father’s large corporate firm; or elsewhere. And will he become a local judge despite his disability … or even a High Court Justice?

This satirical novel hilariously exposes our current political climate, judicial system, and leaders.

©2020 by Jere Krakoff



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Something Is Rotten in Fettig

Something Is Rotten in Fettig humorously satirizes a fictitious Republic’s legal system that is similar to ours. Through a cast of idiosyncratic characters, it lampoons judges, juries, attorneys, and trials.

Leopold Plotkin, a kosher butcher with a pathological aversion to conflict inadvertently ignites a crisis in the Republic that propels him into a conflict with every branch of government. He is indicted, arrested, and consigned to the notorious Purgatory House of Detention to await trial. Soon, he is prosecuted by the Republic’s ethically challenged Prosecutor General, tried before a habitually pro-prosecution judge, subjected to a feckless jury that is convinced of his guilt before the trial begins, and defended by a reclusive lawyer who has never been inside a courtroom. The butcher’s only witness is an emotionally unhinged former art curator who has resided in the Warehouse for the Purportedly Insane since burning a collection of museum paintings that didn’t meet his aesthetic standards.


Nobody, including Plotkin, expects an acquittal. "Will he prevail?" is the novel’s central question. 

©2016 by Jere Krakoff

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