Just Call Me Superhero

Just Call Me Superhero

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Russian-born Alina Bronsky, whose Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly and a Favorite Read of the Year by both The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal, returns with a startling new novel about the difficult work of self-acceptance. After an encounter with a dog in which he was worsted, seventeen-year-old Marek begins attending a support group for young people with physical disabilities, which he dubs a€œthe cripple group, a€ led by an eccentric older man known as The Guru. Marek is dismissive of the other members of the support group, seeing little connection between their misfortunes and his own. The one exception to this is Janne, the beautiful young and wheelchair-bound woman with whom he has fallen in love. When a family crisis forces Marek to face his demons, group or no group, he is in dire need of support. But the distance he has put between himself and The Gurua€™s misshapen acolytes may well be too great to bridge. An atmospheric evocation of modern Berlin and a vivid portrait of youth under pressure, Just Call Me Superhero is destined to consolidate Alina Bronskya€™s reputation as one of Europea€™s most wryly entertaining and stylish authors.Ferdihad receiveda commendation from the tooth fairy for good brushing anda certificate for finishing third ina ski race at a Swiss skischool. ... At first I thoughtit was another shot of Ferdi, only looking weirdly a bit older and taller than now.

Title:Just Call Me Superhero
Author: Alina Bronsky
Publisher:Penguin - 2014-10-07

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