Suzi's neighborhood, a block away, bordered a bodega and a commercial strip with a gun dealer, a bailbondsman
, a radio repair shop, and a shoe wholesaler.
In the first book, the unemployed, I'll-do-almost-anything-for-money Stephanie went to work for her bailbondsman
On the level of technique, The Rabbi of Lud is the first of Elkin's novels since Boswell, his debut, to be narrated entirely in the first person by its protagonist (although parts of "The Making of Ashenden" and "The Bailbondsman
," a few short stories, particularly "A Poetics for Bullies," and isolated passages in other novels use the first person as well).