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Tuesday July 25th 2006, 12:19 am

“A Disorder Peculiar to the Country” | Salon Books

Maybe you think that comparing the bitter divorce of a New York City couple to what’s currently known as the war on terror is a bit overblown? I thought that myself about one passage in Ken Kalfus’ brilliant new comedy of manners, “A Disorder Peculiar to the Country,” in which an estranged husband walks up to his wife in their contested Brooklyn Heights two-bedroom and tries (but fails) to set off a suicide bomb. Or at least that’s what I thought until recently, when news came of an explosion that destroyed a Manhattan townhouse. When the building detonated, the first thing bystanders must have thought was: terrorists! Instead, the culprit was a man so infuriated about losing his beloved home in his divorce that he decided to blow it up, and himself along with it.


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