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Description - Tlooth by Harry Mathews

This novel begins in a Russian prison camp at a baseball game featuring the defective Baptists versus the Fideists. There is a plot (of sorts), one of revenge surrounding a doctor who, in removing a bone spur from our narrator, manages to amputate a ring and index finger, a significant surgical error considering that the narrator is, or was, a violinist. When Dr. Roak is released from prison, our narrator escapes in order to begin the pursuit, and thus begins a digressive journey from Afghanistan to Venice, then on to India and Morocco and France. All of this takes place amid Mathews's fictional concern and play with games, puzzles, arcana, and stories within stories.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781564781949
ISBN-10: 1564781941
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 142mm x mm)
Pages: 177
Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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