Fly Already

Stories
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Author(s): Etgar Keret
Original Publish Date: Sep 03, 2019
Product Number: EB00753420
Released: Sep 03, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780698166110
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Description

From a "genius" (New York Times) storyteller: a new, subversive, hilarious, heart-breaking collection. "There is sweetheartedness and wisdom and eloquence and transcendence in his stories because these virtues exist in abundance in Etgar himself...? am very happy that Etgar and his work are in the world, making things better."—George Saunders There's no one like Etgar Keret. His stories take place at the crossroads of the fantastical, searing, and hilarious. His characters grapple with parenthood and family, war and games, marijuana and cake, memory and love. These stories never go to the expected place, but always surprise, entertain, and move... In "Arctic Lizard," a young boy narrates a post-apocalyptic version of the world where a youth army wages an unending war, rewarded by collecting prizes. A father tries to shield his son from the inevitable in "Fly Already." In "One Gram Short," a guy just wants to get a joint to impress a girl and ends up down a rabbit hole of chaos and heartache. And in the masterpiece "Pineapple Crush," two unlikely people connect through an evening smoke down by the beach, only to have one of them imagine a much deeper relationship. The thread that weaves these pieces together is our inability to communicate, to see so little of the world around us and to understand each other even less. Yet somehow, in these pages, through Etgar's deep love for humanity and our hapless existence, a bright light shines through and our universal connection to each other sparks alive.

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eAudio
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Author(s): Etgar Keret
Product Number Z100147963
Released: Sep 03, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780593146835

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