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AWP Award Series in the Novel Thrust into the bizarre labyrinth of DC society, John MacManus struggles to rescue a bankrupt nonprofit while starting a family. Wackiness ensues. a€œ...hilarious, page-turning prose....An absurd, funny first novel, similar to DeLilloa€™s White Noise, or a less nightmarish version of Kafka.a€ a€” Diego BAiez, Booklist a€œSatire with a bite that leaves a mark, deftly accomplished fiction about the world of money and art, book lovers and writers, philanthropists and misanthropes. Once word about this entertaining new novel gets around Washington, hea€™ll never eat lunch in that town again.a€ a€”Alan Cheuse, author and book critic for NPRa€™s All Things Considered q...dry, bleak wit, unrelenting and consistently funny...the novel never loses its nuanced, dark and funny tone, all of which is tempered by a small kernel of warmth, love, and buried optimism at the core of the story.a€ a€”Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universea€œIt can be terrible getting around this city. I hope ... He seems to be frustrated, and then he calls out, a€œCindy, a€ feebly. a€œCindy? ... I want her to show me that video I was watching.a€ You get up ... a€œWe can make it bigger, Mr. Albert, a€ she assures him .

Author:Matt Burriesci
Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc - 2015-01-20


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