Jules Epstein is undergoing a transformation.
It began in the wake of his parents’ death, when he divorced his wife of over thirty-five years, retired from his legal firm, and started rapidly shedding the possessions he’d spent a lifetime accumulating. With the last of his wealth and a nebulous plan, he departs New York for the Tel Aviv Hilton.
Meanwhile, a novelist leaves her husband and children behind in Brooklyn and checks into the same hotel, hoping that the view of the pool she used to swim in on childhood holidays will unlock her writer’s block. But when a man claiming to be a retired professor of literature recruits her for a project involving Kafka, she is drawn in to a mystery that will change her in ways she could never have imagined.