One Thousand and One Cranes
A beautifully distilled selection of the shortest works of Alex Epstein, the Israeli master of the miniature story. Stories about love, time and longing, the shortest of which is only six words long while the longest is less than one hundred, gathered in a miniature yet very readable book. One Thousand and One Cranes is translated into English by Yardenne Greenspan, and includes stories from Alex Epstein's recent Hebrew collections. Due to its unusual dimensions, each copy is handmade and bound by the author himself.
The book is packed in a small jewelry box.
Dimensions: Length: ~ 5.2 cm, Width: ~ 3.8 cm, Weight: ~ 6 grams. Each handcrafted copy is singular and unique. There may be slight differences between the copies.
Prices are shown in New Israeli Shekels. The amount is equivalent to approximately $30 US. Delivery options: Outside of Israel, please select airmail or expedited registered airmail.
Requests for a signed copy and/or a short handwritten dedication are welcome.
Praise for Epstein's work
If you took the short forms and odd structural techniques of Lydia Davis and wedded them to the fantastic impulses of Ray Bradbury, you would get something like these … strange, pliant, elliptical, yet surprisingly tender treatments of angels, rain, lullabies, moons, Zen masters, literature, and time travel. Kevin Brockmeier, The Millions
A consistently provocative collection, best read first in gulps and then in savory sips. Publishers Weekly
There are stories in this collection that can be read over and over again, each reading giving more. Cerebral as well as sensual; grounded in everyday detail as well as philosophical. Annie Clarkson, The Short Review