|aWhat we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank :|bstories /|cNathan Englander.
|a1st Vintage international ed.
|aNew York :|bVintage Books,|cc2013.
|a225 p. ;|c21 cm.
|tWhat we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank --|tSister hills --|tHow we avenged the Blums --|tPeep show --|tEverything I know about my family on my mother's side --|tCamp Sundown --|tThe reader --|tFree fruit for young widows.
|a"The author of the sensational national best seller For the Relief of Unbearable Urges returns with a commanding new collection of short stories: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank establishes Nathan Englander beyond all doubt as the heir to Roth, Malamud, and Babel. A tour de force. The title story, inspired by Carver's masterpiece, is a comic classic, a provocative portrait of two marriages in which the holocaust is played out as a devastating parlor game. "Camp Sundown" is an outlandishly dark story of vigilante justice undertaken by a troop of geriatric campers in a bucolic summer enclave who recognize a fellow vacationer as a former Nazi guard. "Free Fruit for Young Widows" is a small, sharp study in evil. "Sister Hills" chronicles the history of the Israeli settlements from the eve of the Yom Kippur war through the present, a political story constructed around the tale of two mothers who strike a terrible bargain to save a child. A great leap forward from one of our most audacious and important writers, and a sensational literary event"--|cProvided by publisher.
內容簡介top What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank 簡介 A New York Times Notable BookAn NPR Best Book of 2012These eight powerful stories, dazzling in their display of language and imagination, show a celebrated short-story writer and novelist grappling with the great questions of modern life. From the title story, a provocative portrait of two marriages inspired by Raymond Carver masterpiece, to eep Show?and ow We Avenged the Blums,?two stories that return to the author classic themes of sexual longing and ingenuity in the face of adversity, these stories affirm Nathan Englander place at the very forefront of contemporary American fiction.