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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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