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.
Healthy Start, a story from Keret's Suddenly, a Knock on the Door is no exception. Here, we are introduced to the recently jilted Aichai, an avid people-watcher who routinely - and regrettably - begins each morning by eating alone in a cafe. When, one morning, someone mistakes him for a man named Meir, he is too intrigued and too lonely to correct the mistake.
A quick listen brimming with food for thought, Healthy Start will at once leave you intellectually satisfied and hungry for more from Etgar Keret.