Winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather

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Price
$23.00  $21.16
Publisher
Picador USA
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312424237
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About the Author

Jincy Willett is a Rhode Island writer living in San Diego, California, and the author of the collection Jenny and the Jaws of Life, a St. Martin's Griffin paperback.

Reviews

"The funniest novel I have read, possibly ever. Brilliant, totally original, and worthy of its title. I promise you will laugh constantly and to the point of stomach damage." --Augusten Burroughs, author of Running With Scissors and Dry

"Riotous . . . hugely funny . . . Willett's satirical abilities remain deliciously undimmed. . . . A wicked treat. . . . Amid the antic, hilarious, gender-bending battle of the sexes that Ms. Willett whips up in this book, either one may qualify as a reason to kill. Either that, or to die laughing." --Janet Maslin, New York Times

"The author mows down worlds of artistic and psychological twaddle with killer sprays of language. Willett is effortlessly, furiously funny. . . . A." --Entertainment Weekly

"Read the title with a snort that echoes across the room, and proceed from there...unnerving, scabrously funny...a spectacularly toxic novel." --The Onion

"Willett plays artfully with narrative structure. . . . It's Dorcas' jaded take on every Yankee pretension, psycho-babble truism and literary delusion she encounters that makes this gothic tale so amusing." --Seattle Times

"She writes for the joy of reading, not for the puffed-up pride of having written, and we're the ones who run off with the prize." --New York Times Book Review

"Dorcas' deadpan narration is perfect. . . . Willett's hapless characters are, in the end: grotesquely flawed, hugely funny, but human." --J.L. Johnson, Boston Herald

"A sharp, highly original satire." --Time Out

"A hilarious black comedy . . . brilliantly constructed and unabashedly vicious . . . Nothing escapes [Willett's] notice, and Dorcas' keen view of the world is richer for that fact. And so are we." --Miami Herald