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Though set in different locales what these stories have in common is a central character who is out of his element, in the wrong place, coming to grips with cultural, generational, or physical displacement. In PROBLEM FOR THE TEACHER an expatriate fumbles for a living; in LIMBO an ex-G.I. is adrift in Copenhagen; in TRIUMPH OF THE WILL a nervous wreck seeks recuperation; in MISCALCULATION a would be tax evader succumbs to his own fears; in THE LIE a drunk gets himself into difficulties, and in THE GIRLS OF FREDERIKSHAVN an old man is trapped by girls looking for action. In HELLO, IRA? a young man gets phone calls from his dead mother. In A BUBBE MEYSE a Jewish mother tells about her son Yeshuah. In WOUNDED WARRIOR a VA doctor is haunted by memories of old battle wounds. Almost 40 stories in all.