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Like a postmodern Aesop, Jakob Arjouni wittily punctures pretension and self-deception. These tales are characterized by ironic humor with an underlying note of melancholy. Among the delightful idiots collected here, the author offers a domineering mother whose rock star son fails to appreciate her efforts on his behalf; a hopeful young movie ... Read More

Idiots: Five Fairy Tales and Other Stories 2005, Other Press (NY)

ISBN-13: 9781590511572