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Wiseguys, adulterers, schoolboys, and a New York fur salesman are among the curious characters who populate this debut collection of short stories--tales wryly observant of men and their fluctuating fortunes--set in London and Israel during the '40s and '50s, and during the Gulf War.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 1st 1995 by Penguin Books
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Mar 30, 2011 Nina rated it really liked it
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Jonathan Wilson is a brilliant writer. These stories invoke strong and uncomfortable emotions (in me at least). If you're a fan of Roth, loved Everything Is Illuminated and are otherwise into contemporary (read post-war) Jewish writers than you will get a lot out of Schoom.
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Jonathan Wilson is a British-born writer and professor who lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

Jonathan Wilson is the author of seven books: the novels The Hiding Room and A Palestine Affair, a finalist for the 2004 National Jewish Book Award, two collections of short stories Schoom and An Ambulance is on the Way: Stories of Men in Trouble, two critical works on the fiction of Saul Bellow and most rece
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