Elliott Bay Book Company Capitol Hill
Mon., Sept. 25, 7 p.m. 2017
Nathan Englander is the author of several acclaimed short story collections (For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) that deal with morality, politics, Israel, Orthodox Judaism, and lapsed orthodoxy with humor and precision, as well as the novel The Ministry of Special Cases, set during Argentina's devastating "Dirty War." Englander is here to share his latest book, Dinner at the Center of the Earth, a political thriller that explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The novel is highly anticipated, though the critics at Kirkus Review were not too impressed, referencing Englander's uneven and unfocused tone.