Dr. No

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Graywolf Press
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5.6 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author
Percival Everett is the author of more than thirty books, most recently The Trees and Telephone, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

"[Dr. No is] sharp-witted satire about racism, violence and academia - and it proves why Everett is one of the most unpredictable and original novelists working today."--Michael Schaub, NPR.org, Best Books of 2022

"The preeminent satirist delivers a deadpan hilarious send up of poisonous contemporary racism and the international espionage genre. . . . It's absurd and utterly brilliant."--Oprah Daily, "Best Books of Fall"

"If the unexpected always happens in Everett's individual novels, the variety across the work also astonishes." --Asali Solomon, The Washington Post

"It is hard to write or even think about his work without sounding like an inferior edition of Percival Everett. . . . One way to evaluate an artist is to observe the quantity and quality of misinterpretation his work begets. By this measure Everett ranks very highly. 'Damn it, I don't understand it, but I love it, ' mutters one of the characters, regarding Sill's weapon of nothingness. Same."--Molly Young, New York Times Book Review

"The latest zany masterpiece from the novelist Percival Everett. . . . This is the fantasy of Black capitalism, and in Dr. No, Everett has given us an antagonist up to the task of representing its delusions--a villain who thinks he is a hero, a savior who shows up empty-handed."--Jennifer Wilson, The Atlantic

"The phenomenally talented and prolific Percival Everett conducts a highwire act in Dr. No, balancing opaque mathematical theory with disarmingly deadpan humor over a daunting crevasse of nothing. . . . The result is an entertaining caper of philosophical proportions. It is an adventure that can be appreciated on any of the numerous levels that Everett is working on, from the unassuming bumbling of a humble mathematician to the provocative consequences of unmitigated power, nothing is quite as enjoyable as Dr. No."--Dave Wheeler, Shelf Awareness

"Everett is a true American genius, a master artist. . . . As off-kilter as ever, Dr. No is Percival Everett at his most artfully absurd and ironic, and it might be just the thing to finally propel this star into the literary ether."--Carole V. Bell, Oprah Daily

"Everett continues to be an endlessly inventive, genre-devouring creator of thoughtful, tender, provocative, and absolutely unpredictable literary wonders."--Booklist, starred review

"Everett brings his mordant wit, philosophic inclinations, and narrative mischief to the suspense genre. . . . [He] is adroit at ramping up the tension while sustaining his narrator's droll patter and injecting well-timed ontological discourses on...well...nothing. It may not sound like anything much, so to speak. But then, neither did all those episodes of Seinfeld that insisted they were about nothing. And this, too, is just as funny, if in a far different, more metaphysical manner. A good place to begin finding out why Everett has such a devoted cult."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A delightfully escapist romp as well as an incisive sendup of espionage fiction. . . . [A] master class in satirical style."--Carole V. Bell, NPR.org

"Percival Everett has always been a prolific writer, but the past few years have been an epic run even for him. . . . This caper novel will keep you laughing and pondering; nothing will get in the way of that."--Omari Weekes, Vulture's Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2022

"It's hard . . . to imagine a novelist today with fresher eyes than Percival Everett."--Christopher Borrelli, Chicago Tribune