By Shalom Auslander
Violent rabbis, lovelorn other halves, a hectic Grim Reaper, shame-filled simians, and one heavily offended deity populate this funny and disquieting collection.
Shalom Auslander's tales in Beware of God have the mysterious punch of a dream. they're huge ranging and artistic: a tender Jewish man's inexplicable transformation right into a very huge, blond, tattooed goy ends with a Talmudic argument over even if his father can beat his unclean son with a replica of the Talmud. A pious guy having a near-death event discovers that God is absolutely a fowl, and he's pressured to reassess his existence -- and his vitamin. At God's insistence, Leo Schwartzman searches domestic Depot for offers for an ark. And a tender boy blunders Holocaust Remembrance Day as emergency preparedness education for the long run.
Auslander attracts upon his upbringing in an Orthodox Jewish group in big apple kingdom to craft tales which are jam-packed with disgrace, intercourse, God, and dying, but additionally be capable of be wickedly humorous and poignant.
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