What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank Book by Nathan Englander

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank Book by Nathan Englander

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

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 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
Author :  Nathan Englander
Language : English
Isbn : 0307958701
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 207 pages

Rating: 4.2

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