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Author Englander, Nathan

Title What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank : stories / Nathan Englander

Publ Info New York : Knopf, 2012
Edition First edition
 RIC Browsing  PS3555.N424 W47 2012    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PS3555.N424 W47 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript 207 pages ; 25 cm
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Contents What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank -- Sister hills -- How we avenged the Blums -- Peep show -- Everything I know about my family on my mother's side -- Camp sundown -- The reader -- Free fruit for young widows
Note "The author of the sensational national best seller For the Relief of Unbearable Urges returns with a commanding new collection of short stories: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank establishes Nathan Englander beyond all doubt as the heir to Roth, Malamud, and Babel. A tour de force. The title story, inspired by Carver's masterpiece, is a comic classic, a provocative portrait of two marriages in which the holocaust is played out as a devastating parlor game. "Camp Sundown" is an outlandishly dark story of vigilante justice undertaken by a troop of geriatric campers in a bucolic summer enclave who recognize a fellow vacationer as a former Nazi guard. "Free Fruit for Young Widows" is a small, sharp study in evil. "Sister Hills" chronicles the history of the Israeli settlements from the eve of the Yom Kippur war through the present, a political story constructed around the tale of two mothers who strike a terrible bargain to save a child. A great leap forward from one of our most audacious and important writers, and a sensational literary event"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Short stories, American
Short stories. gsafd
Jewish fiction
ISBN 9780307958709 (hardback)
0307958701 (hardback)