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- Description'The humour, at times can leave you gasping ...comic brilliance' Sunday Times Solomon Kugel has had eugh of the past and its burdens. So, in the hope of starting afresh, he moved his family to a small rural town where thing of import has ever happened. Sadly, Kugel's life isn't that simple. His family soon find themselves threatened by a local arsonist and his ailing mother won't stop reminiscing about the Nazi concentration camps she didn't actually suffer through. And when, one night, Kugel discovers a living, breathing, thought-to-be-dead specimen of history hiding in his attic, bad very quickly becomes worse. 'Singularly inventive and superbly shocking ...thing short of genius' Scotland on Sunday 'He will make you laugh until your heart breaks' New York Times Book Review
- Author BiographyShalom Auslander was raised in Monsey, New York. Nominated for the Koret Award for writers under thirty-five, he has published articles in Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, Tablet, and the New Yorker, and has had stories aired on NPR's This American Life. He is the author of the short-story collection Beware of God and the memoir Foreskin's Lament. He lives in New York.
- PrizesWinner of Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize 2013.
- Author(s)Shalom Auslander
- PublisherPan Macmillan
- Date of Publication27/09/2012
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight285 g
- Width127 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Edition StatementMain Market Ed.
- Interest AgeFrom 18
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