Description - American Desert by Percival Everett
Theodore Street is driving towards the ocean where he plans to drown himself. But on the way he is hit by a van and he sails through the windscreen, his head sliced from his body. At this funeral days later, he sits up in his coffin, apparently resurrected. Theodore becomes an object of derision and morbid curiosity to the press, a prized speciman for scientists and Satan incarnate to an obscure religious cult deep in the desert.Fascinating, surreal and wildly satirical, Percival Everett sends up the press, religion, UFOs and the military, and offers a meditation on what it is to be alive.
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(196mm x 128mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Percival Everett
Percival Everett is the author of fourteen novels, including Glyph, Watershed, and Frenzy. Erasure won the inaugural Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for fiction. Everett teaches at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.