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Air Mail by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Feb 16, 2012

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This appears to be a collection of 3 short stories by Eugenides, here's a translation of the german review above:

Paradise can beat a very nice on the stomach. What good is the most beautiful palm beach in the world of fine white sand and blue lagoon, if one is forced by a pesky intestinal infection, doze all day long in a seedy reed hut in front of him? No wonder that the alternative tourist and backpacker Mitchell on the remote island in the Gulf of Siam comes to mind quite miraculous.
The amoebas that move in his bowels loosen their mischief, when the young American of good family a fit of mystical longing. So filled with an insatiable desire Mitchell, the great harmony of body, mind and nature experience, and so the immediate physical needs as well to leave behind, like the unbearable banality of his fellow passengers. After he has healed himself with a rigorous fasting, Mitchell finally goes into the water, to finally become one with the paradise, the moon and the amoeba.

However, has other worries Wally Mars. His former secret love affair and Tomasina Genovese is driven by the relentless ticking of her biological clock, but men are suitable for the successful TV producer ever rarer. As you come in search of the ideal father of her future children a brilliant idea, but Wally is pretty ridiculous. Pregnancy Party of the other way when Tomasina the gentlemen present, which seem particularly suitable to want to ask a small genetic contribution. As Wally makes a virtue out of necessity and ultimately a pretender to the gene pool of Tomasinas planned advances should not be betrayed. This pleasure should not let the readers of Jeffrey Eugenides' short and highly imaginative stories missed.

Jeffrey Eugenides is a talented storyteller, which has enabled the reader of his novels, The Virgin Suicides, and especially the terrific enthusiasm justified in Middlesex. In these three short stories proves the American author who has been living and working in Berlin, his versatility and his keen sense of the surreal nuances of everyday stories. For all the irony denounced his characters never Eugenides, they remain in spite of their quirks and mystical impulses still familiar enough to act as a mirror image of their own experiences. Remains noticeable even under all the superficial humor a serious issue that goes beyond the obvious entertainment value of Eugenides' stories
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