Fountain

Tote Hughes (Author)
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Fiction. Winner of the 2014 Miami University Press Novella Prize. When Pinson Charfo wakes one morning to find a strange note at his bedside from a Mr. Ralfo to a Mr. Cormill, neither of whom he knows, it proves to be the first in a series of odd clues designed specifically for him to follow, embroiling him in a complex mystery featuring plagiarized manifestos, narcotized cultists, the search for pornographic prints, and a busted fountain whose runoff forms an underground lake beneath the never-named city's unsuspecting feet. Tote Hughes's FOUNTAIN is a metaphysical detective story unlike any other, a comic tour de force set in a labyrinthine world of shifting signs and dreamlike insolubility.

"FOUNTAIN seems not unlike a witty and elegant English translation of some peculiar allegory from another land and another time. It's wonderful, in other words. I deeply admire this antic, atmospheric, and dreamily vivid tale." Chris Bachelder

"Tote Hughes's FOUNTAIN is one of the strangest books I've come across in years, and I mean that as an extraordinary compliment. Hughes has the bureaucratic weirdness of Kafka, the twisted mystery of Hitchcock, the obsessive introspection of Bernhard, and a wholly original, funny-as-hell voice that makes me sure we'll be seeing lots more of this writer for a long time to come." Amber Sparks"

Product Details

Price
$15.00
Publisher
Miami University Press
Publish Date
November 30, 2014
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.7 X 7.7 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781881163558
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About the Author

Tote Hughes lives in Geneva, Switzerland, working at CERN in pursuit of a PhD in high energy physics.