• The Tumblers

  • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
  • By: Nathan Englander
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-15-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (1 rating)

Regular price: $3.93

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $3.93

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

In this short story from Nathan Englander's collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, a group of World War II-era Hasids, mistakenly put on a circus train instead of a transport to a death camp, are assumed to be acrobats. They perform a clumsy act, which their Nazi audience applauds as a parody of "Jewish ballet".
Want more Relief? Download other stories from Nathan Englander.
©1999 Nathan Englander; (P)2007 Random House Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House Inc.
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

"Englander's voice is distinctly his own: daring, funny and exuberant." (The New York Times)
"Taut, edgy, sharply observed....A revelation of the human condition." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Remarkable art....The author fills each of these pieces with vivid life, with characters that jump off the page." (Newsday)
Show More Show Less

No Reviews are Available