Ministry of Special Cases

Ministry of Special Cases

Nathan Englander
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Author:  Nathan Englander
Condition:  New
Format:  Hardback
Pages:  352
Publisher:  Faber & Faber
Year:  2007
ISBN:  9780571196920

Kaddish Poznan chips the names off gravestones for a living, removing traces of disreputable ancestors for their more respectable kin. His wife Lillian works in insurance, earning money when people live longer than they fear. Set in a tumultuous Buenos Aires on the cusp of a military coup, the couple's own turbulent relationship is held together by their role as parents dedicated to a teenage son. As Argentina's Dirty War unfolds around them, it threatens to overwhelm the infectious, mad energy of their lives. A visit to the dreaded Ministry of Special Cases soon turns their at times hilarious misadventures into something much darker.