9th Ave: Nathan Englander

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

 

 

Nathan Englander discusses his new novel, Dinner at the Center of the Earth.

 

Praise for Nathan Englander

 

“It takes an exceptional combination of moral humility and moral assurance to integrate fine-grained comedy and large-scale tragedy as daringly as Nathan Englander does.” —Jonathan Franzen

 

“Showcases Mr. Englander’s extraordinary gifts as a writer.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times


“I’m in love. For evidence that collections can be just as satisfying, read as deep, if not deeper, and beat with as much life and insight as a hulking novel, look no further.” —Elissa Schappell, Vanity Fair

 

About Dinner at the Center of the Earth

 

The best work yet from the Pulitzer finalist and best-selling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges--a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard. 


A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence.

 

From these vastly different lives Nathan Englander has woven a powerful, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined--a political thriller of the highest order that interrogates the anguished, violent division between Israelis and Palestinians, and dramatizes the immense moral ambiguities haunting both sides. Who is right, who is wrong--who is the guard, who is truly the prisoner? 

 

A tour de force from one of America's most acclaimed voices in contemporary fiction.

 

 

Dinner at the Center of the Earth Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524732738
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 5th, 2017

The best work yet from the Pulitzer finalist and best-selling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges--a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard.


What We Talk about When We Talk about Anne Frank Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307949608
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Published: Vintage Books - March 5th, 2013

A New York Times Notable Book
An NPR Best Book of 2012

These eight powerful stories, dazzling in their display of language and imagination, show a celebrated short-story writer and novelist grappling with the great questions of modern life.


The Ministry of Special Cases Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780375704444
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Published: Vintage Books USA - April 1st, 2008

From its unforgettable opening scene in the darkness of a forgotten cemetery in Buenos Aires, Nathan Englander's debut novel The Ministry of Special Cases casts a powerful spell.


For the Relief of Unbearable Urges Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375704437
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Published: Vintage Books USA - March 21st, 2000

One of the most stunning literary debuts of our time, these energized, irreverent, and deliciously inventive stories introduce an astonishing new talent.


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