Mule: A Novel of Moving Weight

Tony D'Souza (Author)

Product Details

Mariner Books
Publish Date
September 27, 2011
5.2 X 0.8 X 8.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Tony D'Souza is the author of three novels, including the award-winning Whiteman. He has contributed to The New Yorker, Playboy, Esquire, Outside, Salon, Granta, McSweeney's, O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Fantasy, and elsewhere. A recipient of the Sue Kaufman Prize, Florida Gold and Silver Medals for fiction, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and the NEA, Tony was nominated for a National Magazine Award for coverage of Nicaragua's Eric Volz murder trial and spent three years in Africa with the Peace Corps.


An acutely detailed page-turner...
--Entertainment Weekly[D'Souza's] authorial voice is sharp and crisp, eschewing flowery prose for a hard-hitting narrative style that perfectly suits the page-turning, drugfueled tale. Fans of Toby Young and Max Barry and those who follow D'Souza's magazine work will greatly enjoy the timely, witty, fast-paced Mule.
--BooklistA smart and bracing ground-level exploration of the drug trade.
--KirkusMule is the sort of novel I love: it solves nothing but explains everything. It also, thanks to its wicked style and pacing, lets me forget I'm reading serious literature while I follow its terrifying story into the land of the all-American damned.
--Walter Kirn, author of Up in the Air Mule is swift, taut, and relentless, both a rip-roaring drug tale and a fascinating portrait of a decent human being whose morals slowly disintegrate under unbearable financial strain. Tony D'Souza proves, yet again, that he is an immensely clever storyteller with plenty of talent to spare.
--Lauren Groff, author of The Monsters of TempletonWith adrenaline-infused sentences and a seat-gripping storyline, Tony D'Souza has written one of the first great novels to emerge from our perplexing, endless recession. A heartfelt tale of one family's freefall, Mule is a novel that illuminates contemporary American desperation, both its dangerous precipices and its thrilling, overwhelming freedom.
--Dean Bakopoulos, author of My American Unhappiness