Annie and Hyman Cohen are affectionately portrayed by their son in this remembrance of his relationship with his parents, and of their relationship with each other. Devoted to both, he had a child's awareness of trouble, tension and heartache. His parents, mismated, thinking they stood to lose too much by divorced, contined to live together--badly. The author's ""no one could live in a family like ours without being scarred by it"" is probably all too true. This is also the story of a Jewish family, emigrants from old Russia, and of their struggle to support and educate themselves, and of the occasional good times they had together. ""Nu?""- it's not much.