The Girl on the Fridge: Stories

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Macmillan, Apr 15, 2008 - Fiction - 171 pages
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A birthday-party magician whose hat tricks end in horror and gore; a girl parented by a major household appliance; the possessor of the lowest IQ in the Mossadósuch are the denizens of Etgar Keretís dark and fertile mind. The Girl on the Fridge contains the best of Keretís first collections, the ones that made him a household name in Israel and the major discovery of this last decade.
  

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INCREDABLE what an exotic writer - Goodreads
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User Review  - Ksenia Anske - Goodreads

This is the awesomest minimalistic weirdness I have ever read, both in terms of word scarcity and stories themselves, some as short as half a page, yet packed with so much juice and life and magic and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diana Eid - Goodreads

A lot of the stories were violent and garbled. It was sometimes difficult to get at the heart of what Keret was trying to communicate in a story. Very intense and sometimes deeply disturbing. An interesting read - which is why I would give it 3.5 stars. Read full review

Contents

ASTHMA ATTACK
3
CRAZY GLUE
5
LOQUAT
9
HAT TRICK
15
AN EXCLUSIVE
19
PAINTING
29
YORDAN
33
VACUUM SEAL
37
JOURNEY
105
NOTHING
109
MYTH MILK
111
THE NIGHT THE BUSES DIED
113
MORAL SOMETHING
117
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
119
THE BACKGAMMON MONSTER
123
ON THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF DREAMS
127

THE GIRL ON THE FRIDGE
41
WORLD CHAMPION
45
NO POLITICS
49
THE REAL WINNER OF THE PRELIMINARY GAMES
53
CRAMPS
59
A NOMAGICIAN BIRTHDAY
61
THROUGH WALLS
65
QUANTA
69
ONE HUNDRED PERCENT
71
NOT HUMAN BEINGS
75
FREEZE
83
ALTERNATIVE
87
WITHOUT HER
91
SIDEWALKS
95
SLIMY SHLOMO IS A HOMO
99
TERMINAL
101
MONKEY SAY MONKEY DO
129
GULLIVER IN ICELANDIC
131
CHEERFUL COLORS
135
GOODY BAGS
137
MY BEST FRIEND
141
BOOMERANG
143
SO GOOD
147
RAISING THE BAR
151
VLADIMIR HUSSEIN
153
KNOCKOFF VENUS
157
ATONEMENT
161
PATIENCE
163
GAZA BLUES
165
THE SUMMER OF 76
169
TRANSLATION ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
173
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About the author (2008)

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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