When star high school football player David Goldfarb first sees the beautiful Mary Martino he instantly falls in love. What the Jewish pot smoking quarterback doesn’t know however is that this Italian dark eyed beauty possesses an innocence like nothing he’s seen before. Can she survive in his carefree world of sex and drugs? Will he change his ways and become the man she wants and deserves? Will her Catholic father accept a Jewish boy for his daughter? Will his holocaust surviving father accept a Catholic girl for his son?
Flash, David’s fourteen year old pot dealing brother, sees the changes that take place in his brother’s life but is unaware of the part he will eventually play and how these changes will affect him. Together these circumstances will either lead to a happiness that every teenager should strive for or a tragic ending that all too often occurs.
Ron Kaplan was born to Raymond and Ethel Kaplan, immigrants to the United States from Russia, in July of 1941. He was a product of the New York City school system until he dropped out to join the U.S. Army in February of 1959 where he served a year and a half in Korea. Upon being honorably discharged from the service he enrolled in New York University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1967 and a Master of Arts degree in 1970. He currently lives in Woodbury, New York with his wife, Barbara, and his beautiful daughter Jessica .