For the Relief of Unbearable Urges: Stories

By: Englander, Nathan

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Energized, irreverent, and deliciously inventive stories from Pulitzer-nominated, bestselling author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank.

In the collection's hilarious title story, a Hasidic man gets a special dispensation from his rabbi to see a prostitute. "The Wig" takes an aging wigmaker and makes her, for a single moment, beautiful. In "The Tumblers," Englander envisions a group of Polish Jews herded toward a train bound for the death camps and, in a deft, imaginative twist, turns them into acrobats tumbling out of harm's way.

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges is a work of startling authority and imagination--a book that is as wondrous and joyful as it is wrenchingly sad. It hearalds the arrival of a remarkable new storyteller.

Title: For the Relief of Unbearable Urges: Stories

Author Name: Englander, Nathan

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Vintage: 2000-03-21

ISBN Number: 0375704434

ISBN Number 13: 9780375704437

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU9133971