By Ken Kalfus
Joyce and Marshall every one imagine the opposite is killed on September 11—and needs to swallow their sadness while the opposite arrives domestic. As their sour divorce is additional complex by way of anthrax scares, suicide bombs, and international wars, they endure, in methods by surprise own and more and more ludicrous, the numerous unusual ravages of our time. during this brilliant black comedy, Kalfus indicates how our nation’s public calamities have encroached upon our so much inner most illusions.
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A Disorder Peculiar to the Country: A Novel by Ken Kalfus