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These eight new stories from the celebrated novelist and short-story writer Nathan Englander display a gifted young author grappling with the great questions of modern life, with a command of language and the imagination that place Englander at the very forefront of contemporary American fiction.
The title story, inspired by Raymond Carver's masterpiece, is a provocative portrait of two marriages in which the Holocaust is played out as a devastating parlor game. In the outlandishly dark "Camp Sundown" vigilante justice is undertaken by a group of geriatric campers in a bucolic summer enclave. "Free Fruit for Young Widows" is a small, sharp study in evil, lovingly told by a father to a son. "Sister Hills" chronicles the history of Israel's settlements from the eve of the Yom Kippur War through the present, a political fable constructed around the tale of two mothers who strike a terrible bargain to save a child. Marking a return to two of Englander's classic themes, "Peep Show" and "How We Avenged the Blums" wrestle with sexual longing and ingenuity in the face of adversity and peril. And "Everything I Know About My Family on My Mother's Side" is suffused with an intimacy and tenderness that break new ground for a writer who seems constantly to be expanding the parameters of what he can achieve in the short form.
Beautiful and courageous, funny and achingly sad, Englander's work is a revelation.
Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank Stories
Edition: Stated First edition
Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2012
ISBN Number: 0307958701
ISBN Number 13: 9780307958709
Book Condition: As new
Jacket Condition: as new Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001141
Description: 207pp. 8vo. A collection of eight short stories by the celebrated storyteller. Signed on the title page by author, book is gift quality. It is tight, unread, unmarked, and has its original price intact. The title story was inspired by Raymond Carver's masterpiece. Jacket is Brodart protected.