The Seven Good Years: A Memoir by Etgar Keret
Etgar Keret, winner of the 2019 Sapir Prize, Israel’s Prestigious Award for short stories.
The seven years between the birth of Etgar Keret’s son and the death of his father, were really good years, though still full of reasons to worry; alas, they live in Israel. This volume is chock full of many short memoir stories─wise and witty. This autobiographical work─Etgar’s first nonfiction book published in America, and told in his inimitable style—is full of wonder and life and love, poignant insights, and irrepressible humor. As reviewed by Claire Messud, “At once funny and profound, The Seven Good Years is a gem. Etgar Keret approaches memoir the way he does fiction—from surprising angles, with a sly wit, and bracing frankness. Read him, and the world will never look the same again.”
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