The Quorum: Stories

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Fiction. Joshua Cohen has performed in-depth investigations into mirrors and navels to return with THE QUORUM, his first collection of short fiction. A set of ten stories, a set of dreams, and a long monologue, these are all first-person rants given over by the somehow alienated individuals seeking only a sympathetic hearing, all dealing with identity and religion as well as occupied with technical ideas of reliable narration and the structure of "the mind's ear." From a review of a book about the Holocaust ...

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Overview

Fiction. Joshua Cohen has performed in-depth investigations into mirrors and navels to return with THE QUORUM, his first collection of short fiction. A set of ten stories, a set of dreams, and a long monologue, these are all first-person rants given over by the somehow alienated individuals seeking only a sympathetic hearing, all dealing with identity and religion as well as occupied with technical ideas of reliable narration and the structure of "the mind's ear." From a review of a book about the Holocaust that's six-million blank pages to a suicide note from a young university student, from a letter home detailing an economy based on hair to a eulogy for a poem from a story narrated by three-hundred concubines to the title story about a group of people who interchange appearances, habits, proclivities and talents, THE QUORUM is a tightly-written, sensitive, and inevitably absurd take on the individual's lifelong quest to get someone, anyone, to listen.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788086264202
  • Publisher: Twisted Spoon Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Series: Expatriate Writing Series
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joshua Cohen is the author of the books A HEAVEN OF OTHERS (with Michael Hafftka), THE QUORUM, CADENZA FOR THE SCHNEIDERMANN VIOLIN CONCERTO, ALEPH-BET: AN ALPHABET FOR THE PERPLEXED (also with Michael Hafftka), Witz, and Bridge & Tunnel (& Tunnel & Bridge). He was born in Southern New Jersey in 1980. Currently, he writes for The Forward and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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