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Rafel is going through a hard time, his girlfriend left him and his grandma is sure disasters are a positive thing. Only his dog, Elvis, gives him comfort. One day he meets a new girl, only to have his girlfriend return. What will Rafel do? Could Elvis help him?
Too fast, too much, too loud, Overwhelmed by his life, a man pulls the emergency brake. From now on, he wants to know nothing – whatever happens! But how can one unlearn life? A classic from a past master of the short form.
He is unemployed, she works nights at a hospice – is there a better way to live your life than realizing sex fantasies from the internet? A bitter sweet love story on everything that’s possible in an almost impossible life.
A solitary translator arrives in Brussels hooks up with a local colleague, whose flat he sublets while she’s away. An encounter with the cleaning lady, some threatening letters and the incessant ringing of the doorbell force him to reevaluate his connection to the world.
Henning writes to the manufacturer of his microwave. Since the thing with the doughnuts, his smart home’s been in a bit of a muddle; Henning’s gadgets are starting to get worried… Letter of complaint, comedy, dystopia – and a great short story.
Alla the pig is throwing a party: the mosquitos are dancing Afanasy the spider gives a macramé class, so why is Stasik the fly feeling so lonely and desperate? A brilliant contemporary Russian absurd translated to English for the first time.
She gives him a book to thank him for a’thrilling evening’, which he thought lame, but then he’s so gripped by the book, he can’t put it down. A story about the absurdity of our convictions – cynical, affectionate and very amusing.
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