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Nathan Englander signs new book 'KADDISH.COM'

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Piness Auditorium @ Wilshire Boulevard Temple

3663 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90010

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Nathan Englander signs and discusses his latest novel kaddish.com. He'll be in conversation with David Ulin, author of The Lost Art of Reading.

The Pulitzer finalist Nathan Englander delivers 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.

ABOUT THE BOOK

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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 Manpremiered 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.

Photo: © Joshua Meier

IN CONVERSATION WITH

DAVID L. ULIN is the former book critic of the Los Angeles Times. A 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, he is the author or editor of nine books, including "Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles," the novella "Labyrinth," “The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time” and the Library of America’s “Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology,” which won a California Book Award.


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Is there a limit on how many books the author will sign?

No, there is not.

Can I bring my own books to be signed by the author?

Yes.

How will I receive my copy of kaddish.com?

There'll be a check-in area where we'll check off your name and hand over the book(s) purchased. It's not necessary to bring a copy of your ticket but we recommend bringing it just in case.

Can I purchase another copy kaddish.com at the venue?

Yes, we'll have extra copies of kaddish.com for sale during the event.

What is parking like at the venue?

There will be free parking at the parking structure located beneath the synagogue. The entrance is on S Hobart Blvd. There is also ample street parking available near the venue.

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