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From the up-and-coming young American writer who has contributed to McSweeney's and written for the New Yorker comes a masterful collection of short stories that has already received rave reviews from many of the most prominent writers working today. Some of the stories are comic masterpieces, some embody as dark a vision of the universe as you are likely to encounter, and all of them showcase a writer grappling with the great questions of modern life.

©2012 Nathan Englander (P)2012 Random House Inc

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  • 08-18-12

New fruit that is free and plentiful

Now all but well established on the New York literary scene, it was nevertheless great to follow up Nathan Englanders stunning short Free Fruit for Young Widows which featured in The New Yorker magazine with a really enjoyable collection of short stories.
All range widely in topic, visiting and re-visiting a couple of central themes around a strong sense of place, belonging, tribe and sharing, displacement and threat that represent the various refractions of Jewish sensibility both at home (America) and abroad (Israel).
That a Dutch schoolgirl looms so large the in infinitely detailed, diverse and dense make-up of a people, and that a people will see themselves as a people despite the miles and the money is due largely to the legacy and continuing work of dedicated writers in this cultural tradition.
The very best of this collection is Free Fruit for Young Widows although there is interest and quality throughout - a great read.
At a time when there is much talk of inspiring the next generation, Nathan Englander’s inspired and inspiring work is proof that the flame continues to pass and burns as brightly as ever.

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