Allen Fein— née Ari Feinberg—is on his way to Port Authority when he hears it: “Girls,” the hawker says. “Three-hundred-and-sixty-degree all-around stage.” This is the Times Square Allen remembers. But he’s a married man now. Well, maybe one little peek . . .
From one of the most dazzling voices in contemporary literature, “Peep Show” is a funny, surprising, surreal story of sexual longing and the deeper shadows of desire. In the peep show, you never know who’s behind the curtain. A selection from the acclaimed volume What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Nathan Englander is the author of the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, an international best seller, and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, and the novels The Ministry of Special Cases and Dinner… More about Nathan Englander
Praise for Nathan Englander and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
“I’m in love. For evidence that collections can be just as satisfying, read as deep, if not deeper, and beat with as much life and insight as a hulking novel, look no further.” —Elissa Schappell, Vanity Fair
“Showcases Mr. Englander’s extraordinary gifts as a writer.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
“Audacious and idiosyncratic, darkly clever and brightly faceted.” —San Francisco Chronicle