|Thirst (1998) [Collection]|
by Ken Kalfus
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(From the publisher):
Short tales distinguished by black comedy and international perspective in a collection from a marvelously inventive and distinctive new voice. Kalfus's stories, which often fold into each other, are most often about the abrupt dislocation of people bumping into different cultures, be they real, hallucinated, dreamed, or desired. His characters—an endless line of refugees fleeing Sarajevo with no particular destination ("A Line is a Set of Points"); an Irish au pair plagued by her own psychosexual fears in a Paris science museum ("Bouquet"); and an entirely fictitious baseball league ("The Joy and Melancholy Baseball Trivia Quiz")—are constantly bumping their heads against a shifting reality. Throughout, Kalfus's sympathetic portraits of human beings caught in the tectonic cultural shifts that disrupt our lives are frequently hilarious, consistently touching, and powerfully creative.
- Le Jardin de la Sexualite: Bouquet
- Le Jardin de la Sexualite: Thirst
- The Joy and Melancholy Baseball Trivia Quiz
- Cats in Space
- The Republic of St. Mark,
- Night and Day You Are the One
- Among the Bulgarians
- The Weather in New York
- Rope Bridge
- Invisible Malls
- No Grace on the Road
- A Line is a Series of Points
Original title: Thirst
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction
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