The fiction debut of Oscar-nominated New York actor, playwright and collaborator Jesse Eisenberg.
The sea bream gives me hiccups:
And Other Stories is the intelligent fiction debut of Jesse Eisenberg, Academy Award nominee and star of The Social Network.
Known for his iconic film roles, but also for his usual New Yorker pieces and his two critically acclaimed works, Eisenberg is an emerging voice in fiction.
Taking its title from a group of stories that begin the book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups moves from contemporary L.A. to the dormitories of an American university to ancient Pompeii, throwing the reader into a universe of social misfits, reimagined scenes of history and ridiculously exaggerated reactions.
United by Eisenberg's gift for humour and character, and grouped into chapters that open with an illustration by award-winning cartoonist Jean Jullien, the ingenious pieces in Bream Gives Me Hiccups explore what it means to navigate the modern world, and mark the arrival of a fantastically funny, ironic, witty and original voice.