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Just call me a superhero

Author: Alina Bronsky
Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Russian-born Alina Brosky, whose Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly and a Favorite Read of the Year by both The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal, returns with a startling new novel about the difficult work of self-acceptance. After an encounter with a dog in which he was worsted, seventeen-year-old Marek begins attending a support group for young  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alina Bronsky
ISBN: 9781609452414 1609452410 1322861927 9781322861920
OCLC Number: 883302953
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Other Titles: Nenn mich einfach Superheld.
Responsibility: Alina Bronsky ; translated from the German by Tim Mohr.

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Russian-born Alina Brosky, whose Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly and a Favorite Read of the Year by both The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal, returns with a startling new novel about the difficult work of self-acceptance. After an encounter with a dog in which he was worsted, seventeen-year-old Marek begins attending a support group for young people with physical disabilities, which he dubs "the cripple group," led by an eccentric older man known as The Guru. Marek is dismissive of the other members of the support group, seeing little connection between their misfortunes and his own. The one exception to this is Janne, the beautiful young and wheelchair-bound woman with whom he has fallen in love. When a family cirsis forces Marek to face his demons, group or no group, he is in dire need of support. But the distance he has put between himself and The Guru's misshapen acolytes may well be too great to bridge. An atmospheric evocation of modern Berlin, a vivid portrait of youth under pressure, and a moving story about learning to love oneself and others, Just Call Me a Superhero is destined to consolidate Alina Bronsky's reputation as one of Europe's most wryly entertaining and stylish authors.

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