The Boy Detective Fails

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Product Details
Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.5 X 7.5 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781933354101

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About the Author
Joe Meno is the best-selling author of the novels Hairstyles of the Damned, The Boy Detective Fails, How the Hula Girl Sings, and Tender As Hellfire. He was the winner of the 2003 Nelson Algren Award for short fiction and is a professor of creative writing at Columbia College Chicago.
Reviews
This is postmodern fiction with a head and a heart, addressing such depressing issues as suicide, death, loneliness, failure, anomie, and guilt with compassion, humor, and even whimsy. Meno's best work yet; highly recommended.-- "Library Journal, Starred Review"
Mood is everything here, and Meno tunes it like a master . . . a full-tilt collision of wish-fulfillment and unrequited desires that's thrilling, yet almost unbearably sad.-- "Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review"
A radiantly creative masterpiece . . . Meno's imaginative genius spins heartache into hope within this fanciful growing-up tale that glows like no other.-- "PopMatters.com"
The search for truth, love, and redemption is surprising and absorbing. Swaddled in melancholy and gentle humor, it builds in power as the clues pile up.-- "Publishers Weekly"
At the bottom of this Pandora's box of mirthful absurdity, there's heartbreak and longing, eerie beauty and hope.-- "Philadelphia Weekly"