The Girl on the Fridge Stories
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The Girl on the Fridge Stories

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A birthday-party magician whose hat tricks end in horror and gore; a girl parented by a major household appliance; the possessor of the lowest IQ in the Mossad--such are the denizens of Etgar Keret's dark and fertile mind. The Girl on the Fridge contains the best of Keret's first collections, the ones that made him a household name in Israel and the major discovery of this last decade.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 171 pages
  • 140.72 x 211.33 x 12.7mm | 172.37g
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • American
  • 0374531056
  • 9780374531058
  • 27,710

Review quote

"Keret is a brilliant writer . . . completely unlike any writer I know. He is the voice of the next generation." --Salman Rushdie

"Keret may be the most important writer working in Israel right now; certainly he is the closest observer of its post-intifada, post-Oslo spiritual condition. And astonishingly, he is also the Israeli writer closest to the literary tradition of pre-Israel, pre- Holocaust European Jewry . . . Kafka said that literature should be an ax to break the frozen sea within us. Keret is a writer whaling at the ice with a Wiffle ball bat." --Stephen Marche, The Forward

"Short, strange, funny, deceptively casual in tone and affect, stories that sound like a joke but aren't--Etgar Keret is a writer to be taken seriously." --Yann Martel

"Keret can do more with six . . . paragraphs than most writers can with 600 pages." --Kyle Smith, People
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About Etgar Keret

Etgar Keret was born in Tel Aviv in 1967. His stories have been featured on This American Life and Selected Shorts. As screenwriters/ directors, he and his wife, Shira Geffen, won the 2007 Palme d'Or for Best Debut Feature (Jellyfish) at the Cannes Film Festival.
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2,982 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (1,155)
3 24% (708)
2 5% (162)
1 2% (56)
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