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Bream Gives Me Hiccups

(2015)
And Other Stories
A collection of stories by

 
Bream Gives Me Hiccups is the whip-smart fiction debut of Academy Award-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg. Known for his iconic film roles but also for his regular pieces in the New Yorker and his two critically acclaimed plays, Eisenberg is an emerging literary voice.

Taking its title from a group of stories that begin the book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups moves from contemporary LA to the dorm rooms of an American college to ancient Pompeii, throwing the reader into a universe of social misfits, reimagined scenes from history, and ridiculous overreactions. In one piece, a tense email exchange between a young man and his girlfriend is taken over by his sister, who is obsessed with the Bosnian genocide ("The situation reminds me of a little historical blip called the Karadordevo agreement"); in another, a college freshman forced to live with a roommate is stunned when one of her ramen packets goes missing ("She didn't have one of my ramens. She had a chicken ramen"); in another piece Alexander Graham Bell has teething problems with his invention ("I've been calling Mabel all day, she doesn't pick up! Yes, of course I dialed the right number - two!").

United by Eisenberg's gift for humor and character, the witty pieces collected in Bream Gives Me Hiccups explore the various insanities of the modern world and mark the arrival of a fantastically funny, self-ironic, and original voice.

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"Brilliantly witty, deeply intelligent, and just plain hilarious." - Sherman Alexie


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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bream Gives Me Hiccups
Author(s): Jesse Eisenberg
ISBN: 0-8021-2404-6 / 978-0-8021-2404-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories
Author(s): Jesse Eisenberg
ISBN: 0-385-68356-1 / 978-0-385-68356-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bond Street Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories
Author(s): Jesse Eisenberg
ISBN: 0-385-68358-8 / 978-0-385-68358-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bream Gives Me Hiccups
Author(s): Jesse Eisenberg
ISBN: 0-8021-2532-8 / 978-0-8021-2532-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories
Author(s): Jesse Eisenberg
ISBN: 1-61185-549-7 / 978-1-61185-549-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories
Author(s): Jesse Eisenberg
ISBN: 1-61185-560-8 / 978-1-61185-560-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : Audio CD

Title: Bream Gives Me Hiccups
Author(s): Jesse Eisenberg
ISBN: 1-5226-0950-4 / 978-1-5226-0950-6
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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August 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: Bream Gives Me Hiccups
Author(s): Jesse Eisenberg
ISBN: 1-5226-0949-0 / 978-1-5226-0949-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: Bream Gives Me Hiccups
Author(s): Jesse Eisenberg
ISBN: 1-5226-0951-2 / 978-1-5226-0951-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2015 : MP3 CD
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Title: Bream Gives Me Hiccups
Author(s): Jesse Eisenberg
ISBN: 1-5113-5721-5 / 978-1-5113-5721-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bream Gives Me Hiccups
Author(s): Jesse Eisenberg
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bream Gives Me Hiccups
Author(s): Jesse Eisenberg
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories
Author(s): Jesse Eisenberg
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories
Author(s): Jesse Eisenberg
Publisher: Bond Street Books
Availability: Amazon CA   



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