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Inherited disorders : stories, parables & problems / Adam Ehrlich Sachs.

Sachs, Adam Ehrlich (author.).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781682450154
  • ISBN: 1682450155
  • Physical Description: 262 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Regan Arts hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Regan Arts, 2016.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Nature poet -- Above and beyond -- Chimney sweep -- Worker's fist -- Diving record -- Progress -- Unlike Sofia Coppola -- Our system -- Turin, 1962 -- Concerto for a corpse -- Flemish engraver's son -- Children's book -- Obligation -- Hostage situation -- Sweeper -- Herb's place -- No -- Death of Inspector Pirenne -- Sulfer baths -- Last line -- In equilibrium -- Hand-me-downs -- Accepted donations -- Furniture owner's son -- Two hats -- Dead language -- Clock tower -- Commentary -- Explanation -- Vindicated -- In the house of the cryptoporticus -- In a vat -- Divergence from Lescanne -- Ice climbers -- Practical joke -- Tallinn Holocaust Memorial Museum -- Reproduction -- Footsteps -- Nematodes -- Verb inflections in an Algonquin dialect -- Controll -- Siegel's shoes -- Breathing problems -- Conversationalist -- Stipulation -- Resemblance -- Correspondence -- A bad Modigliani -- Find and replace -- Family Rivulidae -- Uppsala school of meteorology -- Konigsberg building -- Talent -- Exploitation -- Peace plan -- Inverted pyramid -- Figments -- Constitutional law scholar's traits -- Salvageable -- Masters -- Something to genetics -- Assisted living -- Vengeance -- A nightmare -- Vanished -- Family shiraz -- Abuse -- Legacy -- Crush -- Ottoman historian's head -- Labor historian's head -- Improvement -- Printing error -- End of Evans -- Utterly inscrutable -- Madman's time machine -- Fleischman's predicament -- Balkan historian -- Grief -- Two museums -- Order matters -- Determinism -- Betrayal -- Disagreement -- Shimura's robot -- Human consumption -- Stunt -- Performing arts -- In sympathy -- Fourth sonata -- Partial temples -- Capital -- Strassberg & Strassberg -- Doubts -- Regret -- Poignant -- Middle ground -- Brentano tales -- Bosnia project -- Flying contraption -- Normalcy -- Tone -- Patrilineal -- Decision-making -- Philanthropy -- Precision -- An asymmetry -- Groomed -- Unfinished things -- Sanctuary -- Groundwork -- Parrot care -- Exhaustion -- Last wishes -- Last words -- A memorial on the River Havel -- Unrest.
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.
Subject: Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Short stories, American.
Genre: Short stories.

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