Comic, surreal and disorientating... Close in spirit to Woody Allen, these 36 pin-sharp snapshots of life temper nervous comedy with aching tenderness
Boyd Tonkin, Independent
I am very happy that Etgar and his work are in the world, making things better
The work of a writer coming to maturity... comic [and] self-deprecating
Alice O’Keefe, Guardian
From the Same Author
, translated by Sondra Silverston,Jessica Cohen,Miriam Shlesinger,Nathan Englander,Yardenne Greenspan
Winner of the 2018 Sapir Prize.
You need to bribe someone into giving you weed? Don’t worry, just step into this court room and call the defendant a murderer. You’re a rich, lonely man and you want the joy of company? Don’t worry, just buy up people’s birthdays, and you’ll have friends calling every day. You need to get girls into bed? Don’t worry, your writer friend will write you a very persuasive story. You’re standing on the edge of a very high building, with all of your wretched sorrows? Don’t worry, fly already!
In these 22 short stories, wild capers reveal painful emotional truths, and the bizarre is just another name for the familiar. Wickedly funny and thrillingly smart, Fly Already is a collage of absurdity, despair and love, written by veteran commentator on the circus farce that is life.
Etgar Keret on Granta.com
Fiction | The Online Edition
‘Women mostly touch it tentatively with the backs of their hands.’
In Conversation | The Online Edition
Gadi Taub | Best Untranslated Writers
‘At first, I thought the best way to introduce Gadi Taub’s powerful novel would be through its sophisticated and twist-filled plot. But the hard hitting story isn’t half as complex and unique as its protagonists.’