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Publisher's Summary

A Jewish man works as a department-store Santa in this comic tale, a short story from Nathan Englander's collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges.
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©1999 Nathan Englander (P)2007 Random House Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Englander's voice is distinctly his own: daring, funny and exuberant." (The New York Times)
"Taut, edgy, sharply observed....A revelation of the human condition." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Remarkable art....The author fills each of these pieces with vivid life, with characters that jump off the page." (Newsday)

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The ending threw me

I loved it, except the ending lost me. Good characters, wished he had made a connection with the boy and the author had written it in.