Paperback / softback
July 2, 2024
9781772127720
English
224
8.00 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
0.50 Inches (US)
.57 Pounds (US)
$26.99 USD
v2.1 Reference

Rubble Children

Seven and a Half Stories

In seven-and-a-half interlinked stories, Aaron Kreuter's Rubble Children tackles Jewish belonging, settler colonialism, Zionism and anti-Zionism, love requited and unrequited, and cannabis culture, all drenched in suburban wonder and dread. Sometimes realist, often satirical, and with a dash of the speculative, the book introduces readers to a startling world of character and place, a world which orbits Kol B'Seder, a fictional Reform synagogue in the Toronto suburb of Thornhill. In these stories, the locked basement room in the home of the synagogue's de facto patriarch opens onto a life-altering windfall. A retiree walks the suburban streets, wracked with uncertainty whether he should vote to include a Palestinian scholar in Kol B'Seder's upcoming speaker series. Teens stay up all night at a youth "shul-in," navigating hormones, drugs, and nightmares of the third temple. Reliving the same day over and over again, a couple reckons with both the end of their relationship and a series of ever-changing permutations of Israel/Palestine. In the story that gives the collection its name, a group of Jewish girls obsessed with the Holocaust discover that they are far from the only people who live in the rubble of history. Engaging, funny, dark, surprising, Rubble Children is a scream of Jewish rage, a smoky exhalation of Jewish joy, a vivid dream of better worlds.

About the Author

Aaron Kreuter is the author of four books, including the 2022 Governor General's Literary Award shortlisted poetry collection Shifting Baseline Syndrome. He lives in Toronto and teaches at Trent University.
University of Alberta Press
Robert Kroetsch Series

9781772127720 : rubble-children-kreuter
Paperback / softback
July 2, 2024
$26.99 USD

Other Titles by Aaron Kreuter

Leaving Other People Alone

Aaron Kreuter
May 2023 - University of Alberta Press
$39.99 USD - Paperback / softback

All the Feels / Tous les sens

edited by Marie Carrière, Ursula Mathis-Moser, Kit Dobson, with contributions by Nicole Brossard, Matthew Cormier, Nicoletta Dolce, Louise Dupré, Margery Fee, Ana María Fraile-Marcos, Smaro Kamboureli, Aaron Kreuter, Daniel Laforest, Ca...
Jan 2021 - University of Alberta Press
$39.99 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles from Robert Kroetsch Series

On Beauty

rob mclennan
Aug 2024 - University of Alberta Press
$24.99 USD - Paperback / softback

Deviant

Patrick Grace
Feb 2024 - University of Alberta Press
$19.99 USD - Paperback / softback

Northerny

Dawn Macdonald
Feb 2024 - University of Alberta Press
$19.99 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in FICTION / Jewish

London Yiddishtown

Katie Brown, I. A. Lisky, A. M. Kaizer, edited by Anita Norich, translated by Todd M. Endelman
Nov 2021 - Wayne State University Press
$29.99 USD - Paperback / softback
$92.99 USD - Hardback

Heirs of Yesterday

Barbara Cantalupo, Lori Harrison-Kahan
Nov 2020 - Wayne State University Press
$84.99 USD - Hardback
$29.99 USD - Paperback / softback

The New Spice Box

edited by Ruth Panofsky
Sep 2020 - University of Toronto Press
$28.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$66.00 USD - Hardback