For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

Author(s): Nathan Englander

Fiction

One of the most stunning literary debuts of our time, these energized, irreverent, and deliciously inventive stories introduce an astonishing new talent.
In the collection's hilarious title story, a Hasidic man gets a special dispensation from his rabbi to see a prostitute. " The Wig" takes an aging wigmaker and makes her, for a single moment, beautiful. In " The Tumblers, " Englander envisions a group of Polish Jews herded toward a train bound for the death camps and, in a deft, imaginative twist, turns them into acrobats tumbling out of harm's way.
For the Relief of Unbearable Urges is a work of startling authority and imagination--a book that is as wondrous and joyful as it is wrenchingly sad. It hearalds the arrival of a remarkable new storyteller.

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General Fields

  • : 9780375704437
  • : Vintage Books USA
  • : Vintage Books USA
  • : February 2000
  • : 205mm X 137mm X 15mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nathan Englander
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 813.54
  • : 224