'Etgar Keret's short stories are fierce, funny, full of energy and insight, and at the same time they are often deep, tragic and very moving' - Amos Oz At a children's tea party, a magician tries to pull a rabbit out of a hat, but takes out only its head; a young man has a mother and girlfriend who each demand that he gives them the other one's heart; while a Nobel Laureate asks an orphan to perform a very strange task.
In Etgar Keret's blackly comic stories the unexpected can, and usually does, happen.
They are clever, quick, sometimes violent and often intensely poignant.
They are, in short, brilliant.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/03/2008
- Category: Short stories
- ISBN: 9780099498162
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Review by -Eva-
Surreal, unexpected, funny, devastating - Keret's stories are that and more. They can be about anything: Israeli border guards, ex-lovers, magicians, angels, or anteaters, but they always have something to say about the human condition, whether in a funny or heart-wrenching manner. Keret manages to say in a few pages, sometimes in a few lines, what other writers take hundreds of pages, or even several books to say.