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Book Title: Coup de Foudre: A Novella and Stories|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 23.52 MB
v The author of the book: Ken Kalfus
Edition: Bloomsbury USA
Date of issue: May 12th 2015
ISBN 13: 9781620400852
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Read full description of the books Coup de Foudre: A Novella and Stories:The third collection by the celebrated author of Thirst and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist Pu-239 and Other Russian Fantasies, Coup de Foudre is the groundbreaking work of literary invention Ken Kalfus’s fans have come to expect. The book is anchored by the biting title novella, a sometimes comic, ultimately tragic story about the president of an international lending institution accused of sexually assaulting a chambermaid in a New York hotel. With irony and compassion, Kalfus skewers international political gridlock and the hypocrisies of acceptable sexual conduct.
In “The Moment They Were Waiting For,” a murderer on death row casts a spell granting the inhabitants of his city the foreknowledge of the dates they will die. In “An Earthquake in China,” a baseball player contends with a publicity visit to a hospitalized child who is far more ill than expected. “The Un-“ is a nostalgic story of a young writer's struggles as he tries to surmount the colossal, heavily guarded wall that apparently separates published writers from those who are not.
The stories in Coup de Foudre vary boldly in theme, setting, and tone, yet they each share Kalfus’s distinctive humor and intellect, inextricably bound with high literary ambition.
Read information about the authorHe was born in the Bronx, NY and grew up in Plainview, Long Island.
Kalfus started college at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, but dropped out after the first year. He attended various other universities including the New School for Social Research in Manhattan and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Kalfus started writing at an early age.
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