The Nimrod flip-out

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Chatto & Windus, 2005 - Fiction - 219 pages
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In this collection of brilliant, bite-sized satiric tales, Israeli author Etgar Keret chronicles the strange ironies that suffuse his characters' lives. A man goes to bed each night with his beautiful girlfriend, only to find himself five minutes later lying next to a short fat guy who watches sport; a faithful dog refuses to disappear, even after being shot; a little girl covets the glittery eyes of her schoolfriend; a man is surprised by a middle-eastern pessimistic talking fish; a daemon makes a living from repossessing young writers' talents...In stories as painfully funny as they are brief, Keret covers a remarkable emotional and narrative terrain, confirming his status as both Israel's bestselling young writer and new national conscience.

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His writing is effortless. - Goodreads
Talk about economical writing...and easy reading. - Goodreads
Very likely the best short story writer alive. - Goodreads
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Review: The Nimrod Flipout: Stories

User Review  - Andrew Brown - Goodreads

Keret's greatest strength is his brevity, an ability to begin a story midsentence and end it before the climax, giving many of them a sense of profundity that may not actually exist. The Nimrod ... Read full review

Review: The Nimrod Flipout: Stories

User Review  - Aidan Watson-Morris - Goodreads

one kiss on the mouth in mombasa, your man & only 9.99 (inc. tax and postage) are three excellent examples (off the top of my head) of keret's inexhaustible talent for crafting stories that lend ... Read full review

Contents

Fatso
1
The Nimrod FlipOut
7
Shooting Tuvia
29
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Etgar Keret was born in Tel Aviv in 1967. His stories have been featured on "This American Life "and "Selected Shorts," As screenwriters/ directors, he and his wife, Shira Geffen, won the 2007 Palme d'Or for Best Debut Feature ("Jellyfish") at the Cannes Film Festival.

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