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For the Relief of Unbearable Urges
by Nathan Englander


Overview - In the collection's hilarious title story, a Hasidic man gets a special dispensation from his rabbi to see a prostitute. "The Wig" takes an aging wigmaker and makes her, for a single moment, beautiful. In "The Tumblers," Englander envisions a group of Polish Jews herded toward a train bound for the death camps and, in a deft, imaginative twist, turns them into acrobats tumbling out of harm's way.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In the collection's hilarious title story, a Hasidic man gets a special dispensation from his rabbi to see a prostitute. "The Wig" takes an aging wigmaker and makes her, for a single moment, beautiful. In "The Tumblers," Englander envisions a group of Polish Jews herded toward a train bound for the death camps and, in a deft, imaginative twist, turns them into acrobats tumbling out of harm's way. For the Relief of Unbearable Urges is a work of startling authority and imagination--a book that is as wondrous and joyful as it is wrenchingly sad.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375704437
  • ISBN-10: 0375704434
  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA
  • Publish Date: March 2000
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 8.06 x 5.38 x 0.59 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.51 pounds


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