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Beware Of God

(2005)
A collection of stories by

 
Shalom Auslander's stories in "Beware of God" have the mysterious punch of a dream. They are wide ranging and inventive: a young man's inexplicable transformation into a very large, blond, tattooed goy ends with a Talmudic argument over, whether or not his father can beat his unclean son with a copy of the Talmud. A pious man having a near-death experience discovers that God is actually a chicken, and he's forced to reconsider his life - and his diet. At God's insistence, Leo Schwartzman searches Home Depot for supplies for an ark. And a young boy mistakes Holocaust Remembrance Day as emergency preparedness training for the future. Auslander draws upon his upbringing in an Orthodox Jewish community in New York State, to craft stories that are filled with shame, sex, God and death, but also manage to be wickedly funny and poignant. Praise for "Beware of God": 'Hilarious, curious, possibly scandalous, keenly observed and bleeding-fresh' - Augusten Burroughs.

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"The stories in "Beware of God" mark the debut of the freshest voice in Jewish literature since Philip Roth arrived on the scene. Youthful, energetic, wholly original - never has Orthodox Judaism been so appealing ... In these stories not only does God speak - he does it in Dolby Surround sound." - A M Homes


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Hardback Editions

January 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Beware Of God
Author(s): Shalom Auslander
ISBN: 0-330-44203-1 / 978-0-330-44203-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Beware of God: Stories
Author(s): Shalom Auslander
ISBN: 0-7432-6456-8 / 978-0-7432-6456-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Beware Of God
Author(s): Shalom Auslander
ISBN: 0-330-44204-X / 978-0-330-44204-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beware of God: Stories
Author(s): Shalom Auslander
ISBN: 0-7432-6457-6 / 978-0-7432-6457-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Beware Of God
Author(s): Shalom Auslander
Publisher: Picador
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November 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Beware of God: Stories
Author(s): Shalom Auslander
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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