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What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

(2012)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
These eight new stories from the celebrated novelist and short-story writer Nathan Englander display a gifted young author grappling with the great questions of modern life, with a command of language and the imagination that place Englander at the very forefront of contemporary American fiction.

The title story, inspired by Raymond Carver's masterpiece, is a provocative portrait of two marriages in which the Holocaust is played out as a devastating parlor game. In the outlandishly dark 'Camp Sundown' vigilante justice is undertaken by a group of geriatric campers in a bucolic summer enclave. 'Free Fruit for Young Widows' is a small, sharp study in evil, lovingly told by a father to a son. 'Sister Hills' chronicles the history of Israel's settlements from the eve of the Yom Kippur War through the present, a political fable constructed around the tale of two mothers who strike a terrible bargain to save a child. Marking a return to two of Englander's classic themes, 'Peep Show' and 'How We Avenged the Blums' wrestle with sexual longing and ingenuity in the face of adversity and peril. And 'Everything I Know About My Family on My Mother's Side' is suffused with an intimacy and tenderness that break new ground for a writer who seems constantly to be expanding the parameters of what he can achieve in the short form.

Beautiful and courageous, funny and achingly sad, Englander's work is a revelation.


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February 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 0-297-86769-5 / 978-0-297-86769-2 (UK edition)
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Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 0-307-95870-1 / 978-0-307-95870-9 (USA edition)
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Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 1-78022-229-7 / 978-1-78022-229-5 (UK edition)
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Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 0-307-94960-5 / 978-0-307-94960-8 (USA edition)
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Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 1-4104-5011-2 / 978-1-4104-5011-1 (USA edition)
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 1-78022-321-8 / 978-1-78022-321-6 (UK edition)
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 0-297-86770-9 / 978-0-297-86770-8 (UK edition)
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April 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Author(s): Nathan Englander
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Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Author(s): Nathan Englander
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February 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories
Author(s): Nathan Englander
ISBN: 0-307-98929-1 / 978-0-307-98929-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Author(s): Nathan Englander
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Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories
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