The Zero

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Harper Perennial
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5.4 X 8.0 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Jess Walter is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets, the National Book Award finalist The Zero, and Citizen Vince, the winner of the Edgar Award for best novel. His short fiction has appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and Playboy, as well as The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He lives in his hometown of Spokane, Washington.

"Aa satire/tragedy that Franz Kafka and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. might appreciate."--USA Today
"A brilliant tour-de-force that's as heartrending as it is harrowing...the breakout novel of a brave and talented young writer."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A ridiculously talented writer."--New York Times
Praise for Citizen Vince: "Entertaining... refreshing... [with] very wry precision and expert timing."--New York Times
Praise for Over Tumbled Graves: "Riveting... An outstanding mystery debut."--Washington Post Book World
"This is political satire at its best: scathing, funny, dark. Grade: A."--Entertainment Weekly
"Perceptive, ingenious satire...fascinating and important"--BookPage
Praise for Citizen Vince: "Citizen Vince is fast, tough, thoughtful and funny. I loved this novel."--Nick Hornby, author of High Fidelity and A Long Way Down
Praise for Land of the Blind: "Walter is at his incisive best. ...hypnotically compelling."--Publishers Weekly
Praise for Land of the Blind: "Absorbing... Walter renders his blind land with clear-eyed, compassionate wisdom."--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Over Tumbled Graves: "Suspenseful, challenging and intelligently written."--Dallas Morning News
"Exquisitely written . . . Like a paranoid Being There, The Zero is suspenseful, satisfying and unforgettable."--"Galley Talk" Publishers Weekly
Praise for Citizen Vince: "Wonderfully written... compelling."--Los Angeles Times