The Terrifying Realm of the Possible: Nearly True Stories (Signed Bookplate)

About This Copy
Condition: 
New
Signed Copy?: 
No
Availability & Cost
$29.99
SKU: 9780063315976P
9780063315976
Primary Author: 
Gelman, Brett
Binding Type: 
Hardcover
Publisher: 
Dey Street Books

***This is a preorder and will release on March 19th. Preorders will include a bookplate signed by the author.***

A daring, hilariously neurotic literary debut from the acclaimed actor and comedian Brett Gelman (Stranger Things, Fleabag).

Enter the wonderfully weird, always uncomfortable, side-splittingly funny world of The Terrifying Realm of the Possible, where your worst fears of who you are or might become are always just around the corner. In these masterful short stories from the singular mind of the actor and comedian Brett Gelman, you’ll meet five individuals, each navigating a uniquely strange stage of life: 

- ABRAHAM AMSTERDAM (the child)

- MENDEL FREUDENBERGER (the teenager)

- JACKIE COHEN (the adult)

- IRIS BELOW (the senior)

- Z (the dead)

Our characters face the big issues; the ones we all face. As they traverse the prickly terrain of morality, family, sex, fame, religion, and death they search for answers to life's unanswerable questions. In the futility of that search comes the absurdity, along with the comedy. The composite portrait is an existential (mis)adventure of Rothian proportions. Gelman's remarkable first book is a bold, unforgettable debut that challenges our assumptions about what it means to be human.

Publication Date: 
03/19/2024