The Nimrod Flipout: Stories

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 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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Funny, witting and some ends with thoughtful endings. Keret does laughter short and to the point. I'll just go and list my favorites. But you should definitely READ THIS! Shooting Tuvia Shriki Pride and Joy A Visit to the Cockpit A Thought in the Shape of a Story A Good-Looking Couple Read full review

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The Nimrod Flipout is a messy collection of crude and unfortunate short stories. Hindsight is 20/20 works heavily to Keret's disadvantage here. Weaned on Suddenly a Knock on the Door (2012) and more ... Read full review

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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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