Dalia Rosenfeld, The Worlds We Think We Know

Fiercely funny and entirely original, this debut collection of stories takes readers from the United States to Israel and back again to examine the mystifying reaches of our own minds and hearts.  

The characters of The Worlds We Think We Know are animated by forces at once passionate and perplexing. At a city zoo, a mismatched couple unite by releasing rare birds. After being mugged in the streets of New York, a professor must repeat the crime to recover his memory—and his lost love. In Tel Aviv, a sandstorm rages to expose old sorrows and fears as far away as Ohio. And from an unnamed Eastern European country, a woman haunts the husband who left her behind for a new life in America. 

In Dalia Rosenfeld’s prose, the foreign becomes familiar and the mundane magical. The Worlds We Think We Know is a dazzling debut—clear-eyed, empathetic, and heartbreaking.

Dalia Rosenfeld is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop; her work has appeared in publications including the AtlanticAGNIMichigan Quarterly ReviewMississippi Review, and Colorado Review. Her work has been supported by a grant from the Artist Committee at the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, and has been recognized by multiple awards, including the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction and the Mississippi Review Prize. She teaches writing at Bar Ilan University and lives with her three children in Tel Aviv.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781571311269
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Published: Milkweed Editions - April 25th, 2017

Fiercely funny and entirely original, this debut collection of stories takes readers from the United States to Israel and back again to examine the mystifying reaches of our own minds and hearts.