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Berkeley Arts & Letters presents Nathan Englander / Kaddish.com
Hillside Club
Berkeley, CA
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Date
Apr 02, 2019 7:30 PM



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Student w/ID / Hillside Member $12.00 ($13.41 w/service fee)
Does not include a book.  
General admission $20.00 ($21.69 w/service fee)
Includes seating for 1. Does not include a book.  
1 ticket + 1 book $36.00 ($38.25 w/service fee)
Includes seating for 1 + 1 copy of Kaddish.com.  
2 tickets + 1 book $46.00 ($48.60 w/service fee)
Includes seating for 2 + 1 copy of Kaddish.com.  
 
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Berkeley Arts & Letters presents Nathan Englander / Kaddish.com
Berkeley Arts & Letters presents Pulitzer finalist Nathan Englander for his best work yet: a brilliant, streamlined comic novel, reminiscent of early Philip Roth and of his own most masterful stories, about a son's failure to say Kaddish for his father.

Larry is an atheist in a family of orthodox Memphis Jews. When his father dies, it is his responsibility as the surviving son to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for eleven months. To the horror and dismay of his mother and sisters, Larry refuses -- thus imperiling the fate of his father's soul. To appease them, and in penance for failing to mourn his father correctly, he hatches an ingenious if cynical plan, hiring a stranger through a website called kaddish.com to recite the daily prayer and shepherd his father's soul safely to rest.

This is Nathan Englander's freshest and funniest work to date: a satire that touches, lightly and with unforgettable humor, on the conflict between religious and secular worlds, and the hypocrisies that run through both. A novel about atonement; about spiritual redemption; and about the soul-sickening temptations of the internet, which, like God, is everywhere.


 
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Nathan Englander is the author of the novels Dinner at the Center of the Earth and The Ministry of Special Cases, and the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His short fiction has been widely anthologized, most recently in 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. His play The Twenty-Seventh Man premiered at The Public Theater in 2012. He also translated the New American Haggadah and co-translated Etgar Keret's Suddenly a Knock on the Door. He is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter. 


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Location

Hillside Club (View)
2286 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
United States


Categories

Arts > Literary
Other > Health & Wellness
Other > Spiritual

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: Berkeley Arts & Letters
On BPT Since: Apr 13, 2009
 
Evan Karp
415-863-8688
events@booksmith.com
berkeleyarts.org
 

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