Author(s): Nathan Englander
From the up-and-coming young American writer who has contributed to McSweeney's and written for THE NEW YORKER comes a masterful collection of short stories that has already received rave reviews from many of the most prominent writers working today. Some of the stories are comic masterpieces, some embody as dark a vision of the universe as you are likely to encounter, and all of them showcase a writer grappling with the great questions of modern life.
A FRANK O'CONNOR AWARD-winning, simply stunning short-story collection by one of America's most critically acclaimed young writers.
Commended for Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award 2012.
A remarkable collection GUARDIAN Englander has written a fine collection, as intricately patterned across its length as a novel -- Robert Macfarlane SUNDAY TIMES few literary works have better demonstrated their veracity lately than this glorious collection -- Pankaj Mishra FINANCIAL TIMES Some of these stories are comic masterpieces, some embody as dark a vision of the universe as you are likely to encounter and all of them showcase a writer grappling with the great questions of modern life. GRANTA 20130201
Nathan Englander is the author of the internationally bestselling story collection FOR THE RELIEF OF UNBEARABLE URGES and the novel THE MINISTRY OF SPECIAL CASES. Translated into more than a dozen languages, Englander was selected as one of '20 Writers for the 21st Century' by THE NEW YORKER. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/MALAMUD AWARD, the BARD FICTION PRIZE and the SUE KAUFMAN PRIZE from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. He lives in Manhattan.