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Fly Already

(2019)
A collection of stories by

 
 
From a "genius" (New York Times) storyteller: a new, subversive, hilarious, heart-breaking collection.

"There is sweetheartedness and wisdom and eloquence and transcendence in his stories because these virtues exist in abundance in Etgar himself... I am very happy that Etgar and his work are in the world, making things better." --George Saunders


There's no one like Etgar Keret. His stories take place at the crossroads of the fantastical, searing, and hilarious. His characters grapple with parenthood and family, war and games, marijuana and cake, memory and love. These stories never go to the expected place, but always surprise, entertain, and move...

In "Arctic Lizard," a young boy narrates a post-apocalyptic version of the world where a youth army wages an unending war, rewarded by collecting prizes. A father tries to shield his son from the inevitable in "Fly Already." In "One Gram Short," a guy just wants to get a joint to impress a girl and ends up down a rabbit hole of chaos and heartache. And in the masterpiece "Pineapple Crush," two unlikely people connect through an evening smoke down by the beach, only to have one of them imagine a much deeper relationship.

The thread that weaves these pieces together is our inability to communicate, to see so little of the world around us and to understand each other even less. Yet somehow, in these pages, through Etgar's deep love for humanity and our hapless existence, a bright light shines through and our universal connection to each other sparks alive.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Etgar Keret's Fly Already

Hardback Editions

September 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fly Already: Stories
Author(s): Etgar Keret
ISBN: 1-78378-049-5 / 978-1-78378-049-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fly Already: Stories
Author(s): Etgar Keret
ISBN: 1-59463-327-4 / 978-1-59463-327-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fly Already
Author(s): Etgar Keret
ISBN: 1-78378-051-7 / 978-1-78378-051-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fly Already: Stories
Author(s): Etgar Keret
ISBN: 0-399-57302-X / 978-0-399-57302-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fly Already: Stories
Author(s): Etgar Keret
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Fly Already: stories
Author(s): Etgar Keret
Publisher: Scribe
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fly Already: Stories
Author(s): Etgar Keret
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fly Already: Stories
Author(s): Etgar Keret
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA