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Past EventsThursday, February 28

God Wrestling

Shalom Auslander
A.L. Kennedy

Shalom Auslander is angry and scared. Angry at God, at his family, his orthodox upbringing, at the world we live in. Scared, because as hard as he may try, he is still a believer and convinced that a vengeful and cruel God will punish him for his irreverence. The result is as profoundly dark as it is hilariously funny. 

Shalom Auslander is an American Jewish author and essayist, who grew up in the heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Monsey, New York, where he describes himself as having been "raised like a veal". He has published one collection of short stories, Beware of God  and his memoir, Foreskin's Lament

A.L. Kennedy is an award-winning novelist - Day published in 2007 received the Saltire Award- and short story writer and occasional stand up comedian. She also teaches creative writing.

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