By (author) Sam Savage
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Firmin by Sam Savage
Book DescriptionIn 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 DetailsISBN: 9780385342650
Paperback / softback
(208mm x 138mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sam Savage
It Will End with Us, Paperback (November 2014)
A meditation on memory and futility among the ruins of artistic ambition, family myth, and the fall of the South.
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, Paperback (July 2010)
From the author of FIRMIN, a tale of life and literature.
Firmin, Paperback (March 2009)» View all books by Sam Savage
A darkly comic rat's tale of exile, unrequited love and the redemptive power of books.
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Author Biography - Sam Savage
Sam Savage is a native of South Carolina now living in Madison, Wisconsin. He received his bachelor and doctoral degree from Yale University where he taught briefly, and has also worked as a bicycle mechanic, carpenter, commercial fisherman, and letterpress printer. This is his first novel.
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