Mother for Dinner

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Riverhead Books
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6.2 X 8.9 X 1.2 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
Shalom Auslander was raised in Monsey, New York. Nominated for the Koret Award for writers under thirty-five, he has published articles in Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Tablet magazine, The New Yorker, and has had stories aired on NPR's This American Life. Auslander is the author of the short story collection Beware of God, the memoir Foreskin's Lament, and the novel Hope: A Tragedy. He is the creator of Showtime's Happyish. He lives in Los Angeles.
Praise for Mother for Dinner:

"Maintaining tradition becomes all-consuming in Shalom Auslander's novel. . . Mother for Dinner . . . turns a jaundiced eye toward ethnic identity and the burdens of tradition as they concern a different oppressed minority group. . .jokes are dependably good."--The Wall Street Journal

"Auslander uses his signature dark humor to brilliantly satirize tribalism in America... Graphic situations abound; even the characters are revolted, while, through their often ludicrous stories, Auslander explores the sense of otherness and the value of diversity. This could be a portrait of any ethnic group that has been consumed by America, though, in this case, it's unclear who is devouring whom." --Booklist

"Auslander. . .turns his taboo-shattering satiric gaze to cannibalism in this outrageous, salty take on contemporary culture.. . [a] riotous dissection of cultural formation and a community's hunger for meaning. "--Publishers Weekly