Eight Percent of Nothing
Keret's own special collection of his favorite early short stories for Artforum.
Keret presents a collection of 51 miscellaneous stories which could have happened to anyone of your friends. Or not. The author's specific style is well known among the Slovak readership from his earlier books: Suddenly, a knock on the door or from the Czech edition The flying Santini. In his short stories, Keret brings ordinary situations to absurd endings, gives simple situations a surprising outcome and thus gives a daring, often brutal and natural description of our world and people.
The cover illustration is by Svetlana Fialová. All credit for a great translation goes to Silvia Singer.