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Author Eisenberg, Jesse, 1983- author.

Title Bream gives me hiccups : & other stories / Jesse Eisenberg.

Publication Info. New York : Grove Press, [2015]
[United States] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [date of distribution not identified]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC EISENBERG,J    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Fiction    FIC EISENBERG,J    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Fiction    FIC EISENBERG,J    Available
Edition First edition.
Description ix, 273 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "Taking its title from a group of stories that begin the book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups moves from contemporary L.A. to the dorm rooms of an American college to ancient Pompeii, throwing the reader into a universe of social misfits, reimagined scenes from history, and ridiculous overreactions. In one piece, a tense email exchange between a young man and his girlfriend is taken over by his sister, who is obsessed with the Bosnian genocide (The situation reminds me of a little historical blip called the Karađorđevo agreement); in another, a college freshman forced to live with a roommate is stunned when one of her ramen packets goes missing (she didn't have "one" of my ramens. She had a chicken ramen); in another piece, Alexander Graham Bell has teething problems with his invention (I've been calling Mabel all day, she doesn't pick up! Yes, of course I dialed the right number--2!)" -- provided by publisher.
Contents Bream gives me hiccups: restaurant reviews from a privileged nine-year-old -- Family: My little sister texts me with her problems ; Separation anxiety sleepaway camp ; My mother explains the ballet to me ; Email exchange with my first girlfriend, which at a certain point is taken over by my older sister, a college student studying the Bosnian genocide ; My prescription information pamphlets as written by my father ; My nephew has some questions -- History: Men and dancing ; Final conversation at Pompeii ; Alexander Graham Bell's first five phone calls ; Marxist-Socialist jokes -- My roommate stole my ramen: letters from a frustrated freshman -- Dating: Post-gender-normative man tries to pick up a woman at a bar ; Post-gender-normative woman tries to pick up a man at a bar ; Guy on acid tries to pick up a woman at a bar ; Lifelong teatotaler, embarrassed by his own sobriety, tries to pick up a woman at a bar -- Sports: Marv Alpert is my therapist ; Carmelo Anthony and I debrief our friends after a pickup game at the YMCA ; Marriage counselor tries to heckle at a Knicks game -- Self-help: Smiling tricks your brain into thinking it's happy ; If she ran into me now... ; Bully does his research -- Language: Nick Garrett's review of Rachel Lowenstein's new book, Getting away ; A short story written with thought-to-text technology ; If I was fluent in... ; My spam plays hard to get ; Manageable tongue twisters -- We only have time for one more: We only have time for one more.
Subject Youth -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Short stories.
Humorous fiction.
Added Title Short stories. Selections
ISBN 9780802124043

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