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Description - Jernigan by David Gates

From Holden Caulfield to Moses Herzog, our best literature has been narrated by malcontents. To this lineage add Peter Jernigan, who views the world with ferocious intelligence, grim rapture, and a chainsaw wit that he turns, with disastrous consequences, on his wife, his teenaged son, his dangerously vulnerable mistress and, not least of all, on himself. This novel is a bravura performance: a funny, scary, mesmerizing study of a man walking off the edge with his eyes wide open wisecracking all the way."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679737131
ISBN-10: 0679737138
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 15mm)
Pages: 15
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Gates

David Gates writes about books and music for Newsweek. He lives in New York City and in a small town upstate.

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