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Nathan Englander: The Ministry of Special Cases.

Kaddish Poznan chips the names off gravestones for a living, removing traces of disreputable ancestors for their more respectable kin. His wife Lillian works in insurance, earning money when people live longer than they fear. As Buenos Aires goes through the chaos of a military coup, the Poznan couple's relationship is held together by their role as parents dedicated to a teenage son. A stunning vision of a nation in the grip of corruption and torture, a place where absurdity, despair and hope are end products of a bureaucracy run out of control.

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