What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank / Nathan Englander.
Description: 207 p. ; 25 cm.
Publisher: New York, NY : Knopf, 2012.
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- ISBN: 9780307958709 (hardback)
- ISBN: 0307958701 (hardback)
|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.
|Summary:|| "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.
Englander, Nathan. "What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank." New York, NY : Knopf, 2012.