What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories
|Author: Nathan Englander|
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Languages: English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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Dimensions (in): 5.9 x 0.9 x 9.6
Publication Date: February 7, 2012
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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 Carverâs masterpiece, is a provocative portrait of two marriages in which the Holocaust is played out as a devastating parlor game. In the outlandishly dark âCamp Sundownâ vigilante justice is undertaken by a group of geriatric campers in a bucolic summer enclave. âFree Fruit for Young Widowsâ is a small, sharp study in evil, lovingly told by a father to a son. âSister Hillsâ chronicles the history of Israelâs 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 Englanderâs classic themes, âPeep Showâ and âHow We Avenged the Blumsâ wrestle with sexual longing and ingenuity in the face of adversity and peril. And âEverything I Know About My Family on My Motherâs Sideâ 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, Englanderâs work is a revelation.
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