This is my Around the World for a Good Book selection for Israel
Title: Suddenly a Knock on the Door
Narrator: Robert Wisdom, Ira Glass, Miranda July, Ben Marcus, George Saunders, Michael Chabon, John Sayles, Stanley Tucci, and Willem Dafoe
Publication Info: London : Chatto & Windus, 2012.
This collection of quirky short stories deals with a lot of relatable aspects of modern day life and romance. Some of the stories are moderately entertaining, others are excessively prurient, and most are good but not great. With Ira Glass narrating a couple of stories this sounds like a middling episode of This American Life (This Israeli Life?). The magical realism aspects are fun but mostly I was slightly charmed rather than overwon by these stories.
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