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The Nimrod Flipout : Stories

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From Israel's most popular and acclaimed young writer---Stories that are short, strange, funny, deceptively casual in tone and affect, stories that sound like a joke but aren't- (Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi) Already featured on This American Life and Selected Shorts and in Zoetrope: All Story and L.A. Weekly, these short stories include a man who finds equal pleasure in his beautiful girlfriend and the fat, soccer-loving lout she turns into after dark; shrinking parents; a case of impotence cured by a pet terrier; and a pessimistic Middle Eastern talking fish. A bestseller in Israel, The Nimrod Flipout is an extraordinary collection from the preeminent Israeli writer of his generation.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 167 pages
  • 138 x 208 x 12mm | 18.14g
  • Farrar Straus Giroux
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Translation
  • 0374222436
  • 9780374222437
  • 123,317

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Stories that are short, strange, funny, deceptively casual in tone and effect, stories that sound like a joke but aren't--Etgar Keret is a writer to be taken seriously.--Yann Martel, author of THE LIFE OF PIshow more

About Etgar Keret

Etgar Keret is the author of three bestselling story collections, one novella, three graphic novels, and a children's book. His fiction has been translated into sixteen languages and has been the basis for more than forty short films (including the winner of an MTV prize). He lives and teaches in Tel Aviv.show more

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