Love and Other Pranks


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6.14 X 9.21 X 1.06 inches | 1.73 pounds
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About the Author

TONY VIGORITO's first novel, Just a Couple of Days, is a cult classic that was republished by Harcourt in 2007. His following novels helped earn him acclaim for his satirical style. A former professor who earned a Ph.D. at Ohio State University and taught social theory at Ohio University and Antioch College, he now lives in Austin, Texas. Visit


"Love and Other Pranks may be the single wildest novel I've ever read. It rings the cosmic gong on so many levels, turns so many stereotypes inside out, one scarcely knows what to do but hold on and enjoy the ride. And enjoy it I did." --TOM ROBBINS

"One of the best novels I have ever been fortunate enough to read... Delights and mesmerizes from the very first page. .. I highly recommend this to everyone." --San Francisco Book Review

"Stylish and surreal... A wild ride... Impossible to put down... A novel that can be parsed several times to uncover new meaning, Love and Other Pranks is a must-read." --Foreword Reviews

"A dazzling dreamwalk... Quirky and witty... A masterful story... Highly recommended if you want a book that makes you think and that presents deep and thoughtful questions couched in wry humor so as to not overwhelm." --Seattle Book Review

"Opening with a satire of the Adam and Eve story, this book moves seamlessly back and forth between eighteenth century Caribbean pirates with a treasure map and twenty-first century San Franciscans contending with a false New Age prophet. The author controls these seemingly disparate scenarios with humor and panache, creating such memorable characters as a guardian parrot, a bumbling True Believer, and a herd of cowbell wearing bison somehow relocated to a tropical island. This is a deeply original and satisfying book." --BookLife

"A unique, dazzling novel that breaks the conventional rules of storytelling... A work of great imagination... Will entice and have readers utterly enthralled. The writing is crisp and impeccable... Absorbing, intense, and intoxicating..." --Manhattan Book Review

"Hot damn, Tony Vigorito is a marvel! Love and Other Pranks is a wisdom-wielding, gut-laugh-inciting, ribbon-twisting, lust-spurring, thought-bending all-out adventure. When listing the great smiling American prophets -- Twain, Robbins, Vonnegut, and Moore -- Vigorito lands near the top!" --OWEN EGERTON, author of several novels including The Book of Harold, and writer/director of the thriller Follow

"Love and Other Pranks is, if anything, original... There's adventure and romance on every page. What is more, Vigorito has a unique voice... His writing style bears many similarities to the late Terry Pratchett - mostly when it comes to the humorous flourish in his work... Excels in the absurd and the hilarious, which shine brightly in his dialogue, scene set-ups, and characters." --Portland Book Review