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The Seven Good Years

(2015)
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A brilliant, life-affirming, and hilarious memoir from a "genius" (The New York Times) and master storyteller.

The seven years between the birth of Etgar Keret's son and the death of his father were good years, though still full of reasons to worry. Lev is born in the midst of a terrorist attack. Etgar's father gets cancer. The threat of constant war looms over their home and permeates daily life.

What emerges from this dark reality is a series of sublimely absurd ruminations on everything from Etgar's three-year-old son's impending military service to the terrorist mind-set behind Angry Birds. There's Lev's insistence that he is a cat, releasing him from any human responsibilities or rules. Etgar's siblings, all very different people who have chosen radically divergent paths in life, come together after his father's shivah to experience the grief and love that tie a family together forever.

This wise, witty memoir - Etgar's first nonfiction book published in America, and told in his inimitable style - is full of wonder and life and love, poignant insights, and irrepressible humor.



Praise for this book

"One of the most important writers alive-enchantingly witty." - Clive James


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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Seven Good Years
Author(s): Etgar Keret
ISBN: 1-78378-046-0 / 978-1-78378-046-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta
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June 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Seven Good Years
Author(s): Etgar Keret
ISBN: 1-59463-326-6 / 978-1-59463-326-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Seven Good Years: A Memoir
Author(s): Etgar Keret
ISBN: 0-399-57600-2 / 978-0-399-57600-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Seven Good Years
Author(s): Etgar Keret
ISBN: 1-78378-047-9 / 978-1-78378-047-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Seven Good Years: A Memoir
Author(s): Etgar Keret
ISBN: 1-61176-416-5 / 978-1-61176-416-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Seven Good Years: A Memoir
Author(s): Etgar Keret
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Seven Good Years: A Memoir
Author(s): Etgar Keret
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Seven Good Years
Author(s): Etgar Keret
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Seven Good Years: A Memoir
Author(s): Etgar Keret
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA