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- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00
A New York Times Notable Book, and a ?chaotic, laugh riot? ( San Francisco Chronicle ) of a memoir. Shalom Auslander was raised with a terrified respect for God. Even as he grew up and was estranged from his community, his religion and its traditions, he could not find the path to a life where he didn?t struggle daily with the fear of God?s... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 15.00
Violent rabbis, lovelorn wives, a busy Grim Reaper, shame-filled simians, and one seriously angry deity populate this humorous and disquieting collection. Shalom Auslander's stories in Beware of God have the mysterious punch of a dream. They are wide ranging and inventive: A young Jewish man's inexplicable transformation into a very large, blond,... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2008; US$ 16.35
Foreskin's Lament reveals Auslander's youth in a strict, socially isolated Orthodox community, and recounts his rebellion and efforts to make a new life apart from it. Auslander remembers his youthful attempt to win the 'blessing bee' (the Orthodox version of a spelling bee), his exile to reform school in Israel after being caught shoplifting a cassette... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99
The bestselling debut novel from Shalom Auslander, the darkly comic author of Foreskin?s Lament and Beware of God . Hope: A Tragedy is a hilarious and haunting examination of the burdens and abuse of history, propelled with unstoppable rhythm and filled with existential musings and mordant wit. It is a comic and compelling story of the... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.35
Foreskin's Lament reveals Auslander's youth in a strict, socially isolated Orthodox community, and recounts his rebellion and efforts to make a new life apart from it. Auslander remembers his youthful attempt to win the ?blessing bee? (the Orthodox version of a spelling bee), his exile to reform school in Israel after being caught shoplifting a cassette... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 8.35
Solomon Kugel wishes for nothing more than to be nowhere, to be in a place with no past, no history, no wars, no genocides. The rural town of Stockton, New York, is famous for nothing: No one was born there, no one died there, nothing of any import has ever happened there, which is exactly why Kugel decided to move his family there. To begin again.... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 12.72
Solomon Kugel wishes for nothing more than to be nowhere, to be in a place with no past, no history, no wars, no genocides. The rural town of Stockton, New York, is famous for nothing: which is exactly why Kugel decided to move his family there. To begin again. To start anew. But it isn't quite working out that way. His ailing mother stubbornly holds... more...
- Melville House 2012; US$ 15.00
?At the World?s Fair in Paris I once lost my late husband and, just then, an elegant gentleman accosted me. As I look at him, he opens up his overcoat and hasn?t got anything on underneath. I only mention this in passing.? This never-before translated work by a major yet overlooked mid-20th century writer is a brutally funny look at the human... more...