Shalom Auslander's stories have the mysterious punch of a dream: a pious man having a near-death experience discovers that God is actually a chicken, and is forced to reconsider his life -- and his diet.
Leo Schwartzman searches Home Depot for supplies for an ark. And a young boy mistakes Holocaust Remembrance Day as emergency-preparedness training for the future.
Auslander draws upon his Orthodox Jewish upbringing to craft stories that are filled with shame, sex, God and death.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 05/01/2007
- Category: Short stories
- ISBN: 9780330442046