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The Ministry of Special Cases

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From its unforgettable opening scene in the darkness of a forgotten cemetery in Buenos Aires, the debut novel from the Pulitzer-nominated, bestselling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges casts a powerful spell. 

In the heart of Argentina's Dirty War, Kaddish Poznan struggles with a son who won't accept him; strives for a wife who forever saves him; and spends his nights protecting the good name of a community that denies his existence. When the nightmare of the disappeared children brings the Poznan family to its knees, they are thrust into the unyielding corridors of the Ministry of Special Cases, a terrifying, byzantine refuge of last resort. Through the devastation of a single family, Englander brilliantly captures the grief of a nation.

Praise for The Ministry of Special Cases

“A mesmerizing rumination no loss and memory, spun out with a fabulism that recalls Isaac Bashevis Singer….Masterly.” —Los Angeles Times

“Who is this Nathan Englander, so young in novelist years, but already possessed of an old master’s voice?...One reads this novel in awe of Englander’s talent.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Englander seems almost like a literary movement by himself.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“I guess this is truly what they mean when they say a novel is long awaited, because I have been waiting for this novel ever since I read Englander’s short-story collection in (whenever). And worth waiting for — an amazing amalgam of wit and heart-stopping suspense, with a cast of characters I fell in love with. Once again, a description of the plot doesn’t begin to convey what Englander manages to do with Argentina in the time of the Disappeared. When I began to near the end of the book, I became truly miserable, and when I was done, I reread the last 50 pages not once but twice — partly in the hope that I could make it turn out differently, and partly because I couldn’t bear that it was over.” —Nora Ephron, from "Read Any Good Books Lately?" in The New York Times Book Review 



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