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For the Relief of Unbearable Urges: A Short Story

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One of the most stunning literary debuts of our time, these energized, irreverent, and deliciously inventive stories introduce an astonishing new talent.

In the collection's hilarious title story, a Hasidic man gets a special dispensation from his rabbi to see a prostitute. "The Wig" takes an aging wigmaker and makes her, for a single moment, beautiful. In "The Tumblers," Englander envisions a group of Polish Jews herded toward a train bound for the death camps and, in a deft, imaginative twist, turns them into acrobats tumbling out of harm's way.

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges is a work of startling authority and imagination--a book that is as wondrous and joyful as it is wrenchingly sad. It hearalds the arrival of a remarkable new storyteller.


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Audio Editions

March 2007 : USA Audio edition

Title: For the Relief of Unbearable Urges (Short Story): Excerpted from the full collection, "For the Relief of Unbearable Urges"
Author(s): Nathan Englander
Publisher: Random House Audio
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