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The One-Star Jew

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Beschreibung

Signature David Evanier-a story collection so wickedly funny and painfully honest you won't know whether to laugh, cry, or curl up in a ball and moan with delight New York writer Bruce Orav is crumbling. Every time his father speaks-"I thought there was a chance you'd have a bestseller sometime. I guess that's dead, huh?"-Bruce loses another piece of himself. The same thing happens at the Jewish philanthropic organization where he earns a steady, if not exactly generous, paycheck and is regularly subjected to the musings of Luther, his cynical coworker: "My experience has always been that kids are cannibals and killers." Not even the weekly volunteer visits he and his wife, Susan, make to an elderly Jewish woman's home give Bruce the chance to stitch himself back together again-every trip is marred by another wildly inappropriate and combative scene between the quarrelsome eighty-four-year-old and her African American caretakers. With nowhere safe to turn, what is Bruce to do? His therapist wants him to join a dating club, but there is only one real answer: Keep living, because the future-fingers crossed-is almost guaranteed to be better than the past. And, just as important, keep laughing. Thankfully, David Evanier is here to make the laughter part as easy as reading The One-Star Jew.



Autorentext

David Evanier is the author of seven books. His work includes novels, story collections, and biographies of entertainment legends. Evanier's work has been published in Best American Short Stories and has been honored with the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and the McGinnis-Ritchie Award for short fiction. He is a former fiction editor of the Paris Review and a three-time MacDowell Colony fellow, as well as a fellow of Yaddo and of the Wurlitzer Foundation. He has taught creative writing at UCLA and Douglas College. He lives in Brooklyn and is currently writing a biography of Woody Allen.



Zusammenfassung
Signature David Evaniera story collection so wickedly funny and painfully honest you won't know whether to laugh, cry, or curl up in a ball and moan with delightNew York writer Bruce Orav is crumbling. Every time his father speaks"I thought there was a chance you'd have a bestseller sometime. I guess that's dead, huh?Bruce loses another piece of himself. The same thing happens at the Jewish philanthropic organization where he earns a steady, if not exactly generous, paycheck and is regularly subjected to the musings of Luther, his cynical coworker: "My experience has always been that kids are cannibals and killers. Not even the weekly volunteer visits he and his wife, Susan, make to an elderly Jewish woman's home give Bruce the chance to stitch himself back together againevery trip is marred by another wildly inappropriate and combative scene between the quarrelsome eighty-four-year-old and her African American caretakers.With nowhere safe to turn, what is Bruce to do? His therapist wants him to join a dating club, but there is only one real answer: Keep living, because the futurefingers crossedis almost guaranteed to be better than the past. And, just as important, keep laughing. Thankfully, David Evanier is here to make the laughter part as easy as reading The One-Star Jew.

Inhalt

  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • 1 The Creator of One-Fingered Lily
  • 2 Cancer of the Testicles
  • 3 Selective Service
  • 4 The Jewish Buddha
  • 5 My Rabbi, Ray Charles, and Singing Birds
  • 6 The Man Who Refused to Watch the Academy Awards
  • 7 A Safe Route on Eighty-Third Street
  • 8 The One-Star Jew
  • 9 The Lost Pigeon of East Broadway
  • 10 The Princess
  • 11 8:30 to 10:00 P.M.
  • 12 The Arrest
  • 13 A Sense of Responsibility
  • 14 Jolson Sings Again
  • About the Author

Produktinformationen

Titel: The One-Star Jew
Untertitel: Stories
Autor:
EAN: 9781497641648
ISBN: 978-1-4976-4164-8
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Open Road Integrated Media
Genre: Erzählende Literatur
Anzahl Seiten: 227
Veröffentlichung: 17.06.2014
Jahr: 2014
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 0.6 MB