The Seven Good Years

The Seven Good Years

A Memoir

Book - 2015
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"A brilliant, life-affirming, and hilarious memoir from a "genius" (The New York Times) and master storyteller. The seven years between the birth of Etgar Keret's son and the death of his father were good years, though still full of reasons to worry. Lev is born in the midst of a terrorist attack. Etgar's father gets cancer. The threat of constant war looms over their home and permeates daily life. What emerges from this dark reality is a series of sublimely absurd ruminations on everything from Etgar's three-year-old son's impending military service to the terrorist mind-set behind Angry Birds. There's Lev's insistence that he is a cat, releasing him from any human responsibilities or rules. Etgar's siblings, all very different people who have chosen radically divergent paths in life, come together after his father's shivah to experience the grief and love that tie a family together forever. This wise, witty memoir-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. "-- Provided by publisher.
"The seven years between the birth of Etgar Keret's son and the death of his father were good years, though still full of reasons to worry. Lev is born in the midst of a terrorist attack. Etgar's father gets cancer. The threat of constant war looms over their home and permeates daily life"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781594633263
1594633266
Branch Call Number: B KERET, E.
Characteristics: 171 pages ; 22 cm

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Indoorcamping
Aug 20, 2020

Small, sweet stories about places and situations very different from mine. Just a delightful voice and pleasant experience, living through such a tense and dramatic, yet tender time of the author’s life. So easy to slip into the author’s head and bring to life a bit of what life is like in Israel as a dad and writer, experiencing situations that will never seem real to someone like me living such a different life living so far away.

Nothing deep or complicated, nothing extreme or dramatic in the storytelling of such deeply complicated, extreme and dramatic events. So quick to read - too quick! Wish this was a blog so I could keep reading.

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Nikkelsndimes
Dec 18, 2015

Funny, heartbreaking and charming. I fell in love with Keret's quirky family. I thoroughly enjoyed these short essays. I will definitely read more from Etgar Keret!

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