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Beware Of God

3.81 based on 962 ratings & 134 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

Shalom Auslander's stories have the mysterious punch of a dream: a pious man having a near-death experience discovers that God is actually a chicken, and is forced to reconsider his life – and his diet. Leo Schwartzman searches Home Depot for supplies for an ark. And a young boy mistakes Holocaust Remembrance Day as emergency-preparedness training for the future.

Auslander draws upon his Orthodox Jewish upbringing to craft stories that are filled with shame, sex, God and death.