Whatever Gets You through the Night: A Story of Sheherezade and the Arabian Entertainments

Whatever Gets You through the Night: A Story of Sheherezade and the Arabian Entertainments

Andrei Codrescu


"I worry each one passing evening that i cannot obtain my upkeep dose of suspense, after which i'm going to stop to exist."--Whatever will get you thru the Night

Whatever will get you thru the Night is an irreverent and deeply humorous retelling of the Arabian Nights and a wildly encouraged exploration of the undying artwork of storytelling. Award-winning author Andrei Codrescu reimagines how Sheherezade kept Baghdad's virgins and her personal existence via a heroic feat of storytelling--one that saved the Persian king Sharyar striking in agonizing narrative and erotic suspense for 1001 nights. For Sheherezade, the top of both suspense or interest capability demise, yet Codrescu retains either alive during this unique story of ways she realized to carry a king in thrall, environment along with her unending invention an unsurpassable instance for all storytellers around the a while. Liberated and mischievous, Codrescu's Sheherezade is as fascinating as she is shrewd--and so is the tale Codrescu tells.

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