Author Etgar Keret is known for his uncanny ability to cover an incredible amount of ground in an extremely short story. His writing is at times funny, satirical, dark, and profound, and his narratives intertwine the abstract and the everyday in creative and surprising ways.
Cheesus Christ, a short story from Suddenly, A Knock on the Door, is no exception. In just ten minutes, narrator Dave Eggers brings us from a man dying in a fast-food restaurant, to the inner thoughts of the restaurant’s manager and later to those of the company’s tortured CEO, then on tour through a doctor’s tragic past, and onto the butterfly effect, all in an enlightening, amusing, and strangely cohesive way. Cheesus Christ will at once leave you thoroughly satisfied and hungry for more from Etgar Keret.