The explosive new assortment by way of the prestigious writer of Thirst and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist Pu-239 and different Russian Fantasies, Coup de Foudre is the type of groundbreaking paintings of literary invention Ken Kalfus' fanatics have come to count on.

The audiobook is anchored by means of the total textual content of the provocatively topical identify novella that seemed in Harper's, a occasionally farcical, eventually tragic tale in regards to the president of a global lending establishment accused of sexually assaulting a housekeeper in a brand new York resort. Recalling contemporary information occasions with irony and compassion, Kalfus skewers foreign political gridlock and the hypocrisies of applicable sexual behavior. In "The second They have been ready For", a assassin on demise row casts a spell granting the population of his urban the foreknowledge of the dates they are going to die. In "v. the massive Hadron Collider", a pass judgement on distracted through the faint chance of an adulterous affair needs to come to a decision no matter if to throw out a nuisance lawsuit that increases the even fainter danger that the whole Earth should be destroyed. "The Un-" is a nostalgic tale of a tender writer's struggles as he attempts to surmount the enormous, seriously guarded wall that it sounds as if separates writers who've been released from those that haven't.

Varying boldly in topic, atmosphere, and tone, the tales in Coup de Foudre percentage Kalfus' distinct humor and mind, inextricably certain with excessive literary ambition.

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