The Mezzanine

Nicholson Baker (Author)
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Description

In his startling, witty, and inexhaustibly inventive first novel--first published in 1986 and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback--the author of Vox and The Fermata uses a one-story escalator ride as the occasion for a dazzling reappraisal of everyday objects and rituals. From the humble milk carton to the act of tying one's shoes, The Mezzanine at once defamiliarizes the familiar world and endows it with loopy and euphoric poetry. Nicholson Baker's accounts of the ordinary become extraordinary through his sharp storytelling and his unconventional, conversational style. At first glance, The Mezzanine appears to be a book about nothing. In reality, it is a brilliant celebration of things, simultaneously demonstrating the value of reflection and the importance of everyday human human experiences.

Product Details

Price
$15.00  $13.80
Publisher
Grove Press
Publish Date
July 13, 2010
Pages
135
Dimensions
6.14 X 0.39 X 8.2 inches | 0.31 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802144904
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About the Author

Nicholson Baker is the author of nine novels and four works of nonfiction, including Double Fold, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, and House of Holes, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, and The New York Review of Books. He lives in Maine with his family.