Suddenly, A Knock on the Door Stories

Etgar Keret; Translated from the Hebrew by Miriam Shlesinger, Sondra Silverston, and Nathan Englander

3/27/2012

“Keret’s greatest book yet—the most funny, dark, and poignant.” —Jonathan Safran Foer

Bringing up a child, lying to the boss, placing an order in a fast-food restaurant: in Etgar Keret’s new collection, daily life is complicated, dangerous, and full of yearning. In his most playful and most mature work yet, the living and the dead, silent children and talking animals, dreams and waking life coexist in an uneasy world.

“Etgar Keret’s stories are weirdly poetic. They stick in your gut. You think about them for days.’ —Ira Glass

Overflowing with absurdity, humor, sadness, and compassion, the tales in Suddenly, a Knock on the Door establish Etgar Keret—declared a “genius” by The New York Times—as one of the most original writers of his generation.

About Etgar Keret

Born in Tel Aviv in 1967, Etgar Keret is the author of six bestselling story collections. His writing has been published in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times, The Paris Review, and Zoetrope. Jellyfish, his first movie as a director along with his wife, Shira Geffen, won the Camera d’Or prize for best first feature at Cannes in 2007. In 2010 he was named a Chevalier of France’s Order of Arts and Letters.

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