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Publisher's Summary

Classic warped and wonderful stories from a "genius" (The New York Times) and master storyteller.

Brief, intense, painfully funny, and shockingly honest, Etgar Keret's stories are snapshots that illuminate with intelligence and wit the hidden truths of life. As with the best writers of fiction, hilarity and anguish are the twin pillars of his work. Keret covers a remarkable emotional and narrative terrain - from a father's first lesson to his boy to a standoff between soldiers caught up in the Middle East conflict to a slice of life where nothing much happens.

New to Riverhead's list, these wildly inventive, uniquely humane stories are for fans of Etgar Keret's inimitable style and fans of transforming, brilliant fiction.

©2015 Etgar Keret (P)2015 Penguin Audio

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A really good book

It only have one problem, the names of the characters are sometimes pronounce incorrectly. ‫ ‫ besides that it's a good book.

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Just Amazing Story Telling!

Etgar Keret is just an amazing story teller that has such incredibly insightful thoughts about Humanity.

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Eh

Couldn't finish it after multiple attempts… I just got bored… The stories were fine but not enticing or all that relatable or interesting