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Nathan Englander

These eight new stories from the celebrated novelist and short-story writer Nathan Englander display a gifted young author grappling with the great questions of modern life, with a command of language and the imagination that place Englander at the very forefront of contemporary American fiction. The title story, inspired by Raymond Carver's masterpiece, is a provocative portrait of two marriages in which the Holocaust is played out as a devastating parlor game. In the outlandishly dark "Camp Sundown" vigilante justice is undertaken by a group of geriatric campers in a bucolic summer enclave. "Free Fruit for Young Widows" is a small, sharp study in evil, lovingly told by a father to a son. "Sister Hills" chronicles the history of Israel's settlements from the eve of the Yom Kippur War through the present, a political fable constructed around the tale of two mothers who strike a terrible bargain to save a child. Marking a return to two of Englander's classic themes, "Peep Show" and "How We Avenged the Blums" wrestle with sexual longing and ingenuity in the face of adversity and peril. And "Everything I Know About My Family on My Mother's Side" is suffused with an intimacy and tenderness that break new ground for a writer who seems constantly to be expanding the parameters of what he can achieve in the short form. Beautiful and courageous, funny and achingly sad, Englander's work is a revelation.

These eight new stories from the celebrated novelist and short-story writer Nathan Englander display a gifted young author grappling with the great questions of modern life, with a command of language and the imagination that place Englander at the very forefront of contemporary American fiction. The title story, inspired by Raymond Carver's masterpiece, is a provocative portrait of two marriages in which the Holocaust is played out as a devastating parlor game. In the outlandishly dark "Camp Sundown" vigilante justice is undertaken by a group of geriatric campers in a bucolic summer enclave. "Free Fruit for Young Widows" is a small, sharp study in evil, lovingly told by a father to a son. "Sister Hills" chronicles the history of Israel's settlements from the eve of the Yom Kippur War through the present, a political fable constructed around the tale of two mothers who strike a terrible bargain to save a child. Marking a return to two of Englander's classic themes, "Peep Show" and "How We Avenged the Blums" wrestle with sexual longing and ingenuity in the face of adversity and peril. And "Everything I Know About My Family on My Mother's Side" is suffused with an intimacy and tenderness that break new ground for a writer who seems constantly to be expanding the parameters of what he can achieve in the short form. Beautiful and courageous, funny and achingly sad, Englander's work is a revelation.
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These eight new stories from the celebrated novelist and short-story writer Nathan Englander display a gifted young author grappling with the great questions of modern life, with a command of language and the imagination that place Englander at the very forefront of contemporary American fiction. The title story, inspired by Raymond Carver's masterpiece, is a provocative portrait of two marriages in which the Holocaust is played out as a devastating parlor game. In the outlandishly dark "Camp Sundown" vigilante justice is undertaken by a group of geriatric campers in a bucolic summer enclave. "Free Fruit for Young Widows" is a small, sharp study in evil, lovingly told by a father to a son. "Sister Hills" chronicles the history of Israel's settlements from the eve of the Yom Kippur War through the present, a political fable constructed around the tale of two mothers who strike a terrible bargain to save a child. Marking a return to two of Englander's classic themes, "Peep Show" and "How We Avenged the Blums" wrestle with sexual longing and ingenuity in the face of adversity and peril. And "Everything I Know About My Family on My Mother's Side" is suffused with an intimacy and tenderness that break new ground for a writer who seems constantly to be expanding the parameters of what he can achieve in the short form. Beautiful and courageous, funny and achingly sad, Englander's work is a revelation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

7h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:53


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:42


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:18


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:57


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:46


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:03


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:10


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:32


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:20


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:51


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:03


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:36


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:21


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:05


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:14


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:55


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:19


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:08