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DOC ß READER Just Call Me Superhero FREE ↠ ALINA BRONSKY ð ☄ Just Call Me Superhero PDF / Epub ✓ Author Alina Bronsky – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk 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 ofAce his demons group or no group he is in dire need of support But the distance he has put between himself and The Guru’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 Bronsky’s reputation as one of Europe’s most wryly entertaining and stylish authors I love Alina Bronsky's dark humor and will read anything she writes but this one was not my fave This is also the second book I've read in the last two months about a self absorbed dude with an attitude problem and a face ruined from an accident

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Or young people with physical disabilities which he dubs “the cripple group” 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 f i'm firmly in the bronsky camp so my stars are aslant she has ability to take reader to places they never expected and so far always has super strong characters who are both sympathetic and despicablethis one centers around a group of disabled young people brought together as therapy and voc rehab who then DO come together as maturing people with their foibles and backstabbing and trust and love with bronsky too there is always a strong family usually very f'''ed up dynamic where reader sees the struggle between children and parents and importantly the why of the struggle and her depictions of forceful unreasonable but understandable russian and ukraine womenmothers are always very funny and horrific

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Just Call Me SuperheroRussian 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 f Alina Bronsky’s Just Call Me Superhero translated from the German by Tim Mohr is told through the strong narrative voice of seventeen year old Marek It is a compelling coming of age story in which the narrator learns about self acceptance and the value of human connection Marek’s face has been badly disfigured by an attack from a Rottweiler His facial scars make it difficult for him to smile He is very self conscious about his looks wears dark glasses to hide behind his disfigured face and refuses to look at himself in the mirror He disrespects his divorced mother shows no sympathy for her and addresses her by her first name When his mother tricks him into a joining a support group for young people with disabilities Marek fully reveals his nature He is cynical resentful self absorbed homophobic insensitive callous irreverent and tactless He is also intelligent observant and very funny Referring to the support group as “the cripple group” Marek coolly assesses each of its members including the leader whom he facetiously dubs “The Guru” His attention is immediately drawn to a young beautiful woman in a wheel chair As much as he resents the group he agrees to join them on a week long bonding retreat organized by the Guru But when he receives news of his father’s sudden death Marek is forced to cut short the retreat to attend his father’s funeral Forced to help with the arrangements of his father’s funeral Marek steps outside of himself and begins to show growth He attends to the needs of his mother young step mother and six year old step brother He displays genuine concern for others and is especially solicitous towards his mother and young step brother He is shocked when his support group unexpectedly shows up to pay their respects It slowly dawns on him that although people including his young step brother may initially recoil at seeing his face they ultimately move beyond his appearance and accept him for what he is and not for the way he looks The novel concludes with Marek removing his dark glasses and looking at his reflection in the mirrorThe novel explores an age old theme how much of our identity is tied up with the way we look? Marek learns people may initially judge you by your physical appearance but ultimately how you look withers in significance to how you treat others Alina Bronsky gives the theme a refreshingly new treatment by injecting laugh out loud humor vivid imagery keen observations nimble pacing well developed characters and a narrator who comes to recognize who we are is defined by the love we show for othersA compelling coming of age story and a delightful read Highly recommendedMy book reviews are also available at wwwtamaraaghajaffarcom