Inherited disorders : stories, parables & problems / Adam Ehrlich Sachs.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Peabody Public Library - Columbia City||FICTION SACHS (Text)||30403002171080||Adult - Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1682450155
- ISBN: 9781682450154
- Physical Description: 262 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First Regan Arts hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Regan Arts, 2016.
|Summary, etc.:|| Adam Ehrlich Sachs's Inherited Disorders is a rueful, absurd, and endlessly entertaining look at a most serious subject--the eternally vexed relations between fathers and sons. In a hundred and seventeen shrewd, surreal vignettes, Sachs lays bare the petty rivalries, thwarted affection, and mutual bafflement that have characterized the filial bond since the days of Davidic kings. A philosopher's son kills his father and explains his aphorisms to death. A father bequeaths to his son his jacket, deodorant, and political beliefs. England's most famous medium becomes possessed by the spirit of his skeptical father--who questions, in front of the nation, his son's choice of career. A Czech pianist amputates his fingers one by one to thwart his father, who will not stop composing concertos for him. A nineteenth-century Italian nobleman wills his ill-conceived flying contraption--incapable of actual flight--to his newborn son. In West Hollywood, an aspiring screenwriter must contend with the judgmental visage of his father, a respected public intellectual whose frozen head, clearly disappointed in him, he keeps in his freezer. Keenly inventive, but painfully familiar, these surprisingly tender stories signal the arrival of a brilliant new comic voice--and fresh hope for fathers and sons the world over.
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