For the Relief of Unbearable Urges
  • Published:
    Mar-1999 (Hardcover)
    Mar-2000 (Paperback)
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    Print / eBook / Audio
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    205
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Energized, irreverent, and deliciously inventive stories from Pulitzer-nominated, bestselling author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank.

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. It hearalds the arrival of a remarkable new storyteller.
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    •  
    • Mar-2000
    • Vintage
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 0375704434
    • ISBN13: 9780375704437
    •  
    • Jan-2001
    • Faber and Faber (UK)
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 0571201318
    • ISBN13: 9780571201310
    •  
    • Jul-2020
    • Orion (UK)
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 1474611095
    • ISBN13: 9781474611091
    • First Edition
    • Mar-1999
    • Knopf
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0375404929
    • ISBN13: 9780375404924
    •  
    • Apr-1999
    • Random House
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0676549535
    • ISBN13: 9780676549539
    •  
    • Mar-2000
    • Turtleback Books
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1417709081
    • ISBN13: 9781417709083
    • Library Binding
    •  
    • Dec-2009
    • Knopf
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0307569519
    • ISBN13: 9780307569516
    •  
    • Mar-2007
    • Random House Audio
    • Audible
    •  
    • Mar-2007
    • Random House Audio
    • Audible
    •  
    • Mar-2007
    • Random House Audio
    • Audible
    •  
    • Apr-2007
    • Books on Tape
    • Audio CD
    • ISBN: 1415938091
    • ISBN13: 9781415938096

 


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