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Suddenly, a Knock on the Door
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Etgar Keret in Conversation with Yaron Peleg
As part of Jewish Book Week Etgar Keret will come to Cambridge to discuss his latest short story collection Suddenly, a Knock on the Door. He will read from his work and there will also be the opportunity to purchase a signed copy (£12.99). The event will be chaired by Dr Yaron Peleg (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies).
Free and open to all, no registration required.
About Suddenly, a Knock on the Door
Suddenly, a Knock on the Door is Etgar Keret’s latest collection of short stories, his first in ten years. Exuding a combination of depth and accessibility, these tales overflow with absurdity, humour, longing and compassion, and though their circumstances are often strange and surreal, his characters are defined by a familiar and fierce humanity. A man barges into a writer’s house and, holding a gun to his head, demands that he tell him a story, something to take him away from the real world. A pathological liar discovers one day that all the lies he tells come true. A young woman finds a zip in her boyfriend’s mouth, and when she opens it he unfolds to reveal a completely different man inside. Suddenly, a Knock on the Door is his most mature and most playful work yet.
More information: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/1934/.
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