The Great Man Theory

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Product Details
Price
$27.00  $25.11
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.42 X 9.35 X 1.16 inches | 1.26 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781635578720
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About the Author
Teddy Wayne is the author of Apartment, Loner, The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, and Kapitoil. He is the winner of a Whiting Writers' Award and an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship as well as a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award, the PEN/Bingham Prize, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. A former columnist for the New York Times and McSweeney's and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, he has taught at Columbia University and Washington University in St. Louis.
Reviews

A sharp, funny novel...a kind of update of Kurt Vonnegut . . . Wayne is an inheritor, too, of Vonnegut's style--winkingly funny, brisk, broadly satirical. - L.A. Times

"Wise and grimly funny, Wayne's dyspeptic satire of the Trump years paints a vivid portrait of male misery." --Esquire

Wayne turns the smug woundedness of the contemporary liberal into an amusing social comedy that is, at its finest, a worthy successor to those seriocomic novels of Bellow. - Brandon Taylor, author of Real Life, in The New York Times Book Review

"An engrossing political novel... it asks a crucial question: What is an individual's responsibility to make the world better? . . . Perfectly tuned . . . Compelling." --New York Journal of Books

"A picture of the world as we know it, from the point of view of a funny, aggravating man, The Great Man Theory is an original and discomfiting portrait of the individual in the collective, as he tries to make his mark." --Literary Hub's Most Anticipated List of the Year

"There's perhaps no living writer better at chronicling the most crucial emotional flash points of the young modern male than Teddy Wayne." --The A.V. Club

"[A]n exquisite balancing act between the farcical and the devastatingly sad." --Kirkus Reviews

"I loved The Great Man Theory, both because of Wayne's knack for dark humor and because its plot clicks so satisfyingly into place." --Lit Hub

"Darkly comic and emotionally intelligent . . . Wayne looks at it all--masculinity, literary ambition, our decade of free trade and liberalism triumphant--and finds the rot underneath." --The Boston Globe on APARTMENT

"Wayne's attention to detail and language serves almost as a surgeon's scalpel, gently peeling back layered topics--friendship, class, sexuality--to reveal an engrossing survey of male insecurity and frailty . . . Carefully written and evocative with an airtight plot." --Salon on APARTMENT

"A taut story that the author bravely sees through to its inevitable end." --The New Republic on APARTMENT