The Appointment


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Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
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5.0 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.44 pounds
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About the Author

Katharina Volckmer was born in Germany in 1987. She now lives in London where she works for a literary agency. The Appointment is her first novel.


"Katharina Volckmer is a wild new talent, and unlike, say, twentieth-century Europe, The Appointment succeeds in justifying its obscenities." --Joshua Cohen, author of The Book of Numbers
"Surprising, inventive, disturbing and beautiful. I inhaled all its meanness and rancor at the beginning, which felt like a breath of fresh air. Even though I knew it would eventually turn, I was surprised and moved when it did. The Appointment is an overdue, radical intervention." --Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick
"The Appointment is an epic truth bomb, a radical, hilarious roller-coaster, raw and wild as they come. The way this novel delights in itself, taking pleasure in its singularity and perversity, is the perfect antidote to boredom and bullshit." --Elisa Albert, author of After Birth
"The Appointment is darkly hilarious, moving and original. Its vibrant, incisive voice surprises and enlivens the reader on every page." --Megan Hunter, author of The Harpy
"The Appointment is transgressive, spiky, full of ideas but astonishingly light-footed, written in beautiful, unsettling prose, and very, very funny--in short, everything a novel should be." --Adam Biles, author of Feeding Time
"The Appointment is a wonderful first novel--at once savage and precise, hypercomical and furious. It has all the authority of true chutzpah." --Adam Thirlwell, author of Lurid & Cute
"A book destined to enter the list of great monologues of literary history. If Dostoevsky's underground man had read both Thomas Bernhard and Maggie Nelson, he might have conjured something as brave as this." --Carlos Fonseca, author of Natural History