An 11 year old kid, Izzy, breaks in to other people's apartments in his tenement building -- not necessarily to steal, but as a coping mechanism to deal with a world filled with stimulus too intense for him to process. It's a sometimes joyful and fiercely realistic portrait of a boy and and his family figuring out a way to survive.
Jacob gives an overview of the book:
Jacob Kornbluth is a screenwriter and director. He has written and directed two feature films, HAIKU TUNNEL (with Josh Kornbluth) and THE BEST THEIF IN THE WORLD. Both films premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Sony Pictures Classics released "HAIKU", and...