Proceeds to benefit Free Library of Philadelphia.
Three brilliant and wide-ranging stories from Ken Kalfus. ‘Professor Arecibo’ is a brief, distressing account of a man who observes everything. ‘The Un-’ offers a merciless look at the life of an aspiring author, surrounded by so many others like him and the stacks of blank pages on his desk. And in ‘The Moment They Were Waiting For,’ residents of a city discover the dates of their deaths, both upending and fastening the arcs of their lives.
‘Kalfus is an ironist in the best late-modern Central European style: wry, humane, precise, and beautifully smitten with ideas.’
‘When a new Ken Kalfus novel appears I stop eating, drinking, shaving, and breathing until I finish it.’
Ken Kalfus is the author of the novels Equilateral, A Disorder Peculiar to the Country and The Commissariat of Enlightenment, and the story collections Coup de Foudre, Pu-239 and Other Russian Fantasies, and Thirst.