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Firmin by Sam Savage

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In the basement of a Boston bookstore, Firmin is born in a shredded copy "Finnegans Wake, "nurtured on a diet of Zane Grey, "Lady Chatterley's Lover, "and "Jane Eyre" (which tastes a lot like lettuce). While his twelve siblings gnaw these books obliviously, for Firmin the words, thoughts, deeds, and hopes--all the literature he consumes--soon consume him. Emboldened by reading, intoxicated by curiosity, foraging for food, Firmin ventures out of his bookstore sanctuary, carrying with him all the yearnings and failings of humanity itself. It's a lot to ask of a rat--especially when his home is on the verge of annihilation. A novel that is by turns hilarious, tragic, and hopeful, Firmin is a masterpiece of literary imagination. For here, a tender soul, a vagabond and philosopher, struggles with mortality and meaning--in a tale for anyone who has ever feasted on a book...and then had to turn the final page. " "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780385342650
ISBN-10: 0385342659
Format: Paperback / softback
(208mm x 138mm x 9mm)
Pages: 165
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Way of the Dog by Sam Savage Way of the Dog, Paperback (February 2013)

A disillusioned artist looks for meaning in the wreckage of his life, and finds it in unexpected places.

Cry of the Sloth by Sam Savage Cry of the Sloth, Paperback (July 2010)

From the author of FIRMIN, a tale of life and literature.

Firmin by Sam Savage Firmin, Paperback (March 2009)

A darkly comic rat's tale of exile, unrequited love and the redemptive power of books.

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