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Suddenly, a Knock on the Door

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  • Sales Rank:1,807,390
  • Format:International Edition
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:304
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0
  • Publication Date:February 1, 2012
  • ISBN:0701186674
  • EAN:9780701186678
  • ASIN:0701186674
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Synopsis
Etgar Keret is an ingenious and original master of the short story. Hilarious, witty and always unusual, declared a 'genius' by the "New York Times", Keret brings all of his prodigious talent to bear in this, his sixth bestselling collection. Long a household name in Israel, where he has been declared the voice of his generation, Keret has been acknowledged as one of the country's most radical and extraordinary writers. Exuding a rare combination of depth and accessibility, Keret's tales overflow with absurdity, humour, longing and compassion, and though their circumstances are often strange and surreal, his characters are defined by a familiar and fierce humanity. A man barges into a writer's house and, holding a gun to his head, demands that he tell him a story, something to take him away from the real world. A pathological liar discovers one day that all the lies he tells come true. A young woman finds a zip in her boyfriend's mouth, and when she opens it he unfolds to reveal a completely different man inside. "Suddenly, a Knock on the Door" is at once Keret's most mature and most playful work yet, and establishes him as one of the great international writers of our time.

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