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The Ministry of Special Cases

(2007)
A novel by

 
The long-awaited novel from Nathan Englander, author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges. Englander's wondrous and much-heralded collection of stories won the 2000 Pen/Malamud Award and was translated into more than a dozen languages.

From its unforgettable opening scene in the darkness of a forgotten cemetery in Buenos Aires, The Ministry of Special Cases casts a powerful spell. In the heart of Argentina's Dirty War, Kaddish Poznan struggles with a son who won't accept him; strives for a wife who forever saves him; and spends his nights protecting the good name of a community that denies his existence--and denies a checkered history that only Kaddish holds dear. When the nightmare of the disappeared children brings the Poznan family to its knees, they are thrust into the unyielding corridors of the Ministry of Special Cases, the refuge of last resort.

Nathan Englander's first novel is a timeless story of fathers and sons. In a world turned upside down, where the past and the future, the nature of truth itself, all take shape according to a corrupt government's whims, one man--one spectacularly hopeless man--fights to overcome his history and his name, and, if for only once in his life, to put things right. Here again are all the marvelous qualities for which Englander's first book was immediately beloved: his exuberant wit and invention, his cosmic sense of the absurd, his genius for balancing joyfulness and despair. Through the devastation of a single family, Englander captures, indelibly, the grief of a nation. The Ministry of Special Cases, like Englander's stories before it, is a celebration of our humanity, in all its weakness, and--despite that--hope.

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Hardback Editions

October 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ministry of Special Cases (Platinum Readers Circle (Center Point))
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 1-60285-079-8 / 978-1-60285-079-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
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August 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Ministry of Special Cases
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 0-571-19692-6 / 978-0-571-19692-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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April 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ministry of Special Cases
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 0-375-40493-7 / 978-0-375-40493-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ministry of Special Cases
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 0-571-23544-1 / 978-0-571-23544-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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April 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ministry of Special Cases (Vintage International)
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 0-375-70444-2 / 978-0-375-70444-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ministry of Special Cases
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 0-571-23543-3 / 978-0-571-23543-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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March 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Ministry of Special Cases
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 0-307-38972-3 / 978-0-307-38972-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc.
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ministry of Special Cases
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 0-571-23542-5 / 978-0-571-23542-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

April 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Ministry of Special Cases
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 0-7393-4193-6 / 978-0-7393-4193-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ministry of Special Cases: A Novel
Author(s): Nathan Englander
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Ministry of Special Cases: A Novel
Author(s): Nathan Englander
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Ministry of Special Cases
Author(s): Arthur Morey (Narrator) Nathan Englander
ISBN: 1-4159-3642-0 / 978-1-4159-3642-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Ministry of Special Cases
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 1-4159-3980-2 / 978-1-4159-3980-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

June 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ministry of Special Cases
Author(s): Nathan Englander
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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November 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ministry of Special Cases (Vintage International)
Author(s): Nathan Englander
Publisher: Vintage
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