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The Twenty-seventh Man: A Short Story from For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

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A story from the collectionFOR THE RELIEF OF UNBEARABLE URGES,a work of startling authority and imagination–an audiobook that is as wondrous and joyful as it is wrenchingly sad.

ANEW YORK TIMESNOTABLE BOOK

“Taut, edgy, sharply observed. . . . A revelation of the human condition.” –The New York Times Book Review
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Published March 20th 2007 by Random House Audio
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Under Stalin's orders, twenty seven "subversive writers" were rounded up to an underground prison to face punishment for "writing and distributing propaganda against the state", a crime which, of course, they never did, and would never receive trial for.

The first short story of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges. It was funny and depressing - unlike anything I've ever read before. Definitely topping the list of my favorite short stories of all time.
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Nathan Englander is a Jewish-American author born in Long Island, NY in 1970. He wrote the short story collection, For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., in 1999. The volume won widespread critical acclaim, earning Englander the 2000 PEN/Faulkner Malamud Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kauffman Prize, and established him as an important write ...more
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