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Distinguished by black comedy and an international perspective, Ken Kalfus' stories frequently fold into each other and are most often about the abrupt dislocation of people bumping into different cultures, be they real, hallucinated, dreamed, or desired. His characters which include an endless line of refugees fleeing Sarajevo with no particular destination, an Irish au pair plagued by her own psychosexual fears in a Paris science museum, and an entirely fictitious baseball league are constantly thumping their heads against a shifting reality. Kalfus' sympathetic portraits of human beings caught in the tectonic cultural shifts that disrupt our lives are frequently hilarious, consistently touching, and powerfully creative.
Milkweed Editions; February 2010
- ISBN 9781571318053
- Read online
- Title: Thirst
- Author: Ken Kalfus
Imprint: Milkweed Editions
About The Author
Ken Kalfus is the author of two novels, A Disorder Peculiar to the Countrya National Book Award finalistand The Commissariat of Enlightenment, and two collections of short stories, Thirsta New York Times Notable Book and winner of the Salon Book Awardand PU-239 and Other Russian Fantasiesa finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, a New York Times Notable Book, and winner of a Pushcart Prize. A writer and book reviewer for several publications, Ken is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and lives in Philadelphia.