Whispering Bodies: A Roy Belkin Disaster

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5.4 X 8.1 X 0.7 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Jesse Michaels is a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and artist from Berkeley, California. Most notably he fronted the band Operation Ivy.


"Michaels, best known as the front man for the band Operation Ivy, creates a unique narrative voice."--Kirkus

"Jesse Michaels' debut novel is a unique and side-splitting performance, punctuated by a whip smart narrative and magnetic prose. A dizzying combination of Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman and Kurt Vonnegut, if he were a hostile agoraphobic, Whispering Bodies is an unreasonably funny work. It's Mitch Hedberg, it's Franz Kafka, it's none of the above. A post-everything romp of delicious absurdity." --Alex Green, Caught in the Carousel

"Jesse Michaels' Whispering Bodies is the first book I couldn't put down in a long time. In Roy Belkin. Michaels' has given us one of the most memorable protagonists in recent fiction--shades of a 21st Century Ignatius J. Reilly--but ultimately wholly original as he stumbles his misanthropic yet, at times, oddly hopeful way through the world. A great book." - Rob Roberge, author of The Cost of Living

"How this guy, this guy who comes out of nowhere, this 'Michaels, ' could turn something out like this -- I'm speechless. Absolutely shitting right now. It's like there is finally a book." --Albert Deasely, Enchantment

"A perverse, inventive, and unremittingly funny debut novel that ingeniously marries John Kennedy Toole to Raymond Chandler." --Patrick deWitt, Ablutions and The Sisters Brothers