"Pollak’s Arm is a poignant ode to storytelling, bearing witness to historical memory from the Trojan War to World War II ... marvelous enough as a short story. Yet von Trotha masterfully weaves it into a much larger saga linking to an ancient Greek myth and a sculpture. It becomes a Haggadah in the sense of a Jewish Passover story to tell your children over and over."

On the Seawall