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Shalom Auslander - Mother ​for Dinner
Seventh ​Seltzer has done everything he can to break from the traditions of the past, but in his overbearing, narcissistic mother’s last moments, she whispers in his ear the two words he always knew she would: ‘Eat me’. This is not unusual, as the Seltzers are Cannibal-Americans, a once proud and thriving ethnic group, but for Seventh, it raises some serious questions. Of practical concern, she’s six-foot-two and weighs over thirty stone – even divided up between Seventh and his eleven brothers, that's a lot of red meat. Plus, Second keeps kosher, Ninth is vegan and Sixth is dead. To make matters worse, even if he can wrangle his brothers together for a feast, the Can-Am people have assimilated, and the only living Cannibal who knows how to perform the ancient ritual is their Uncle Ishmael, a far from reliable guide. Beyond the practical, Seventh struggles with the sense of guilt and responsibility he feels – to his mother, to his people and to his unique cultural heritage. His mother always taught him he was a link in a chain, stretching back centuries. But he’s getting tired of chains. Shalom Auslander's Mother for Dinner is an outrageously tasty comedy about identity and inheritance, the things we owe our families and the things we owe ourselves.

Shalom Auslander - Hope: ​A Tragedy
Solomon ​Kugel wishes for nothing more than to be nowhere, to be in a place with no past, no history, no wars, no genocides. The rural town of Stockton, New York, is famous for nothing: No one was born there, no one died there, nothing of any import has ever happened, which is exactly why Kugel decided to move his family there. To begin again. To start anew. But it isn't quite working out that way. His ailing mother stubbornly holds on to life, and won't stop reminiscing about the Nazi concentration camps she never actually suffered through. To complicate matters further, some lunatic is burning down farmhouses just like the one he bought, and he fears his is next. And when, one night, Kugel discovers history a living, breathing, thought-to-be-dead specimen of history hiding in his attic, bad very quickly becomes worse. Like nothing you've read before, the critically acclaimed Shalom Auslander's debut novel is a hilarious and disquieting examination of the burdens and abuse of history, propelled with unstoppable rhythm and filled with existential musings and mordant wit. 'A wonderful, twisted, trangressive, heartbreaking, true, and hugely funny book. It will make very many people angry. It will also make very many people very happy.' A. L. Kennedy, author of Day 'Auslander writes like some contemporary comedic Jeremiah, thundering warnings of disaster and retribution. What makes him so terrifyingly funny is that he isn't joking.' Howard Jacobson, author of The Finkler Question, winner of the Man Booker Prize

Shalom Auslander - Rabbik ​és gojok
Ősi ​törvény, hogy a királyi udvarban egyedül a Bolond engedhet meg magának mindent - nos, modern kori utódként ezzel a rendkívüli előjoggal él a szerző, aki a szatirikus humor üvegén keresztül jeleníti meg az izraelita Teremtőt, valamint az ő választott népét, a maguk szeretnivaló, írói tollhegyre kívánkozó tökéletlenségében. Kötete tizennégy elbeszélést tartalmaz, amelyekből megtudhatjuk, miként ébredt Bobo, a csimpánz tökéletesen öntudatra, milyen Isten, ha nagyon-nagyon ideges, hogy hogyan végződött Stanley Fisher önvizsgálata a Negev-sivatagban, mi módon változott át a vézna "jesívabócher", Motty izompólós, szőrösmellű goj szépfiúvá vagy hogy miért építtetett az Úr bárkát Schwartzmannal. Az ortodox zsidó kultúrát görbe tükörben, jó nagy adag (ám roppant szórakoztató) gonoszkodással ábrázoló mű a Woody Allen-féle gátlástalan humorra nyitottak számára ajánlható.