Bream Gives Me Hiccups: & Other Stories

Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
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Eisenberg is truly a talented writer. . . Hilarious and poignant.”Entertainment Weekly
 
Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories is the whip-smart fiction debut of Academy Award-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg. Known for his iconic film roles but also for his regular pieces in the New Yorker and his two critically acclaimed plays, Eisenberg is an emerging voice in fiction.
 
Taking its title from a group of stories that begin the book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups moves from contemporary L.A. to the dormrooms of an American college to ancient Pompeii, throwing the reader into a universe of social misfits, reimagined scenes from history, and ridiculous overreactions. In one piece, a tense email exchange between a young man and his girlfriend is taken over by the man’s sister, who is obsessed with the Bosnian genocide (The situation reminds me of a little historical blip called the Karadordevo agreement); in another, a college freshman forced to live with a roommate is stunned when one of her ramen packets goes missing (she didn’t have one” of my ramens. She had a chicken ramen); in another piece, Alexander Graham Bell
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Jesse Eisenberg is an Academy Award-nominated actor, playwright, and contributor for the New Yorker and McSweeney’s. He is the author of three plays, Asuncion, The Revisionist, and The Spoils, which won the Theater Visions Fund Award. Eisenberg’s acting credits include The Social Network, Now You See Me, Adventureland, The Squid and the Whale, The Double, and The End of the Tour. Forthcoming acting credits include Batman v. Superman.
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Publisher
Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
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Published on
Aug 31, 2015
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Pages
290
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ISBN
9780802190819
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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