Thirst

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Author(s): Ken Kalfus
Genre: Short Stories
Original Publish Date: Feb 01, 2010
Product Number: EB00646280
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781571318053
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
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Description

Distinguished by black comedy and an international perspective, Ken Kalfus' stories frequently fold into each other and are most often about the abrupt dislocation of people bumping into different cultures, be they real, hallucinated, dreamed, or desired. His characters-which include an endless line of refugees fleeing Sarajevo with no particular destination, an Irish au pair plagued by her own psychosexual fears in a Paris science museum, and an entirely fictitious baseball league-are constantly thumping their heads against a shifting reality. Kalfus' sympathetic portraits of human beings caught in the tectonic cultural shifts that disrupt our lives are frequently hilarious, consistently touching, and powerfully creative.

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