A brilliant, life-affirming, and hilarious memoir from a genius (The New York Times) and master storyteller. With illustrations by Jason Polan.
The seven years between the birth of Etgar Kerets son and the death of his father were good years, though still full of reasons to worry. Lev is born in the midst of a terrorist attack. Etgars father gets cancer. The threat of constant war looms over their home and permeates daily life.
What emerges from this dark reality is a series of sublimely absurd ruminations on everything from Etgars three-year-old sons impending military service to the terrorist mind-set behind Angry Birds. Theres Levs insistence that he is a cat, releasing him from any human responsibilities or rules. Etgars siblings, all very different people who have chosen radically divergent paths in life, come together after his fathers shivah to experience the grief and love that tie a family together forever. This wise, witty memoirEtgars first nonfiction book published in America, and told in his inimitable styleis full of wonder and life and love, poignant insights, and irrepressible humor.