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Suddenly, a Knock on the Door, and Other Stories to Read in the Night

“I want to promote the concept of the badly written good story. It is writing, but in a sense it doesn’t come from the written word as much as it comes from a storytelling tradition. Which is why people like reading it to their girlfriends.”
—Israeli writer Etgar Keret, of startlingly thin house fame, and author of the fantastic* short story collection ‘Suddenly, a Knock on the Door,’ talks to The Daily.

*If you’re unfamiliar with Keret, “The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God,” a very short story from his 2004 collection of the same name, is a good starting point.

Update! Suddenly, a Knock on the Door also comes as an audio book, with narration by, among others, Willem Dafoe, Stanley Tucci, and Ira Glass. Here’s Ira Glass reading its title story:

Ira Glass, “Suddenly, a Knock on the Door.”


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