The Bend of the World

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Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.61 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781631490002
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About the Author

Jacob Bacharach is the author of The Bend of the World and The Doorposts of Your House and on Your Gates. His writing has appeared in the New Republic and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Reviews

Jacob Bacharach has a great comic voice--shrewd, deadpan, and dirty--and The Bend of the World fears no weirdness. This should do Pittsburgh proud. --Sam Lipsyte, author of The Ask
You could be forgiven for calling Bacharach's voice otherworldly, but thankfully for us all it's wonderfully, warmly human. An excellent debut and a hell of a good story. --Joshua Ferris, author of The Unnamed"
Jacob Bacharach has a great comic voice shrewd, deadpan, and dirty and The Bend of the World fears no weirdness. This should do Pittsburgh proud. --Sam Lipsyte, author of The Ask"
Ever wonder what would happen if The Mysteries of Pittsburgh were mugged in a dark alley by a cocaine-addicted Sasquatch? Well, wonder no more. Just buy this book and enjoy. --Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story"
Bacharach s surreal novel is inarguably amusing, a trippy exercise in ontology. But because alcohol is imbibed and drugs are ingested, the truth is both clear and unclear. So what is reality and what is imagined or, better, hallucinated? Ultimately, it s left to the reader to decide, for it s ambiguity that rules Peter s world. --Michael Cart"
The understated, conversational tone and deadpan humor in Bacharach s first novel make this an immensely entertaining read with a Vonnegut-like sensibility. --Lauren Gilbert"
You could be forgiven for calling Bacharach''''s voice otherworldly, but thankfully for us all it''''s wonderfully, warmly human. An excellent debut and a hell of a good story. --Joshua Ferris, author of The Unnamed"
An audacious, hilarious, and aptly surreal satire of the state of America in this new, uncanny century, as well as a brilliant portrait of a new generation of fledgling adults. The Bend of the World will talk to the generation now approaching thirty in the way that Chabon's Mysteries of Pittsburgh spoke to my own twenty-five year ago. --Dan Chaon, author of Stay Awake and Await Your Reply"
Mighty strange doings in the Pittsburgh of Jacob Bacharach's mind-tripping debut novel The Bend of the World a regular X-Files-a-go-go where yeti, UFOs, rumors of orgiastic rites, intimations of Mayan apocalypse, and ''psycho-temporal distortions'' add that extra zing to the bustling night life The Bend of the World in its biting, microcosmic portrait of our wackadoo republic makes me proud and ashamed to be an American but most of all happy to be a reader of Jacob Bacharach's damn, is he sharp. --James Wolcott, author of Lucking Out and Critical Mass"