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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(203mm x 133mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
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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.