The Nimrod Flipout: Stories

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Macmillan, Apr 4, 2006 - Fiction - 167 pages
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From Israel's most popular and acclaimed young writer--"Stories that are short, strange, funny, deceptively casual in tone and affect, stories that sound like a joke but aren't" (Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi)


Already featured on This American Life and Selected Shorts and in Zoetrope: All Story and L.A. Weekly, these short stories include a man who finds equal pleasure in his beautiful girlfriend and the fat, soccer-loving lout she turns into after dark; shrinking parents; a case of impotence cured by a pet terrier; and a pessimistic Middle Eastern talking fish. A bestseller in Israel, The Nimrod Flipout is an extraordinary collection from the preeminent Israeli writer of his generation.

  

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What a clever play with a few short lines of prose. - Goodreads
Talk about economical writing...and easy reading. - Goodreads
Very likely the best short story writer alive. - Goodreads
Microfiction from Israeli writer Etgar Keret. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Marisol Arrechea - Goodreads

4.5 stars, one of the best short story tellers! Read full review

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User Review  - Marcus - Goodreads

I read this at the same time as Aimee Bender's short story collections The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and Wilful Creatures. They are both good with the surreal and accessible language but I prefer ... Read full review

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Contents

FATSO
3
THE NIMROD FLIPOUT
7
SHOOTING TUVIA
23
ONE KISS ON THE MOUTH IN MOMBASA
29
YOUR MAN
33
SHRIKI
39
EIGHT PERCENT OF NOTHING
43
PRIDE AND JOY
49
FOR ONLY 999 INC TAX AND POSTAGE
93
HORSIE
101
MY GIRLFRIENDS NAKED
105
BOTTLE
109
A VISIT TO THE COCKPIT
113
A THOUGHT IN THE SHAPE OF A STORY
119
GURS THEORY OF BOREDOM
123
THE TITS ON AN EIGHTEENYEAROLD
127

SURPRISE EGG
55
DIRT
59
ACTUALLY IVE HAD SOME PHENOMENAL HARDONS LATELY
61
MORE LIFE
73
GLITTERY EYES
79
TEDDY TRUNK
83
MALFFUNCTION
87
HALIBUT
89
BWOKEN
131
BABY
135
IRONCLAD RULES
137
A GOODLOOKING COUPLE
141
ANGLE
145
HIMME
149
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About the author (2006)

Etgar Keret is the author of three bestselling story collections, one novella, three graphic novels, and a children's book. His fiction has been translated into sixteen languages and has been the basis for more than forty short films (including the winner of an MTV prize). He lives and teaches in Tel Aviv.

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