Fabulous Small Jews

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jul 6, 2004 - Fiction - 352 pages
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In Fabulous Small Jews, the best-selling author Joseph Epstein has produced eighteen charming, magical, and finely detailed stories. They are populated by lawyers, professors, scrap-iron dealers, dry cleaners, all men of a certain age who feel themselves adrift in the radically changed values of the day. Epstein's richly drawn characters are at various crossroads and turning points in their lives: bitter Seymour Hefferman, who anonymously sends scathing postcards to writers until he gets caught; Moe Bernstein, who, inspired by his grandson, decides to attend to his own health after long delay; divorcÚ Artie Glick, who wants to marry his pregnant girlfriend. Fabulous Small Jews is a marvelous collection from a master of the short form.
 

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How does a writer address issues of disease, divorce, and death without being totally depressing? In these 17 stories, Epstein (Snobbery: The American Version) not only tackles this challenge but ... Read full review

Contents

Felix Emeritus
1
Artie Glick in a Family Way
30
The Third Mrs Kessler
44
Moe
63
Love and The Guinness Book of Records
86
Family Values
105
The Executor
125
Saturday Afternoon at the Zoo with Dad
143
Dubinsky on the Loose
200
Coming In with Their Hands Up
216
The Masters Ring
232
Howies Gift
253
A Loss for Words
270
My Little Marjie
284
Postcards
301
Uncle Jack
322

Freddy Duchamp in Action
160
Don Juan Zimmerman
179

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JOSEPH EPSTEIN is the author of the best-selling Snobbery and of Friendship, among other books, and was formerly editor of the American Scholar. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, and other magazines. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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