The Nimrod Flip-out

by Etgar Keret

Surreal and sometimes completely off the wall collection of bite-sized tales, ranging from the mystery of the shrinking parents to the little girl who loves glittery eyes. Some had me laughing out loud but others left me with an unexpected lump in my throat.


The waitress comes over to tell us what the day's specials are, and Ari gives her the disinterested look of someone in love with another girl. 'And for the main dish,' she smiles a natural, irresistible smile, ' we have slices of red tuna in butter and pepper, halibut on a bed of tofu with a teriyaki sauce, and talking fish with salt and lemon.' ' I'll take the halibut' Ari says quickly.
Translated by Miriam Schlesinger and Sandra Silverston


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