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In this short story from Nathan Englander's collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, a mental patient tries to get help from a rabbi to smooth over family problems his manic episodes cause.
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©1999 Nathan Englander (P)2007 Random House Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House Inc.

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"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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