Welcome to the most twisted high-school reunion imaginable, from a rising star of American satire. ‘Sam Lipsyte is a gifted stylist, precise, original, devious, and very funny.’ Jeffrey Eugenides, author of ‘Middlesex’
‘It’s confession time, fellow alumni. Ever since Principal Fontana found me and commenced to bless my mail slot, monthly, with the Eastern Valley High School Alumni Newsletter, I’ve been meaning to pen my update. Sad to say, vanity slowed my hand. Let a fever for the truth speed it now. Let me stand on the rooftop of my reckoning and shout naught but the indisputable: I did not pan out.’
The Eastern Valley High School alumni newsletter, ‘Catamount Notes’, is bursting with tales of success: we’ve got a bankable politician and a famous baseball star, not to mention a major label recording artist. And then there is the appalling, somewhat bitter and yet entirely loveable Lewis Miner, class of ’89 – who did not pan out. From perhaps the most gifted of the younger generation of US satirical novelists, ‘Home Land’ is a marvel of playful prose and sustained invention – and very, very funny.
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Praise for ‘The Subject Steve’:
‘Sam Lipsyte is a wickedly gifted writer.’ Robert Stone
‘Sam Lipsyte is a gifted stylist, precise, original, devious, and very funny. In a time when the language of most novels is dead on arrival, this book, about a dying man, is startlingly alive.’ Jeffrey Eugenides, author of ‘The Virgin Suicides’
‘I laughed out loud – and I never laugh out loud. You’ll want to rest up before reading this one. And after. Thank you, Sam.’ Chuck Palahniuk, author of ‘Fight Club’
‘A brilliant novel, in every conceivable way.’ Toby Litt
‘An original voice: smart, savvy…intensely funny.’ TLS
‘The best thing since George Saunders last broke cover…Kind of Beckett meets “Six Feet Under”, comedy doesn’t come much blacker than this.’ Uncut
‘Rowdy, shocking and lyrical…very funny.’ New Yorker
'Lipsyte is certainly not without talent' Norman Mailer
'Sam Lipsyte can get blood out of a stone… I gripped this book so hard my knuckles turned white.' Edmund WhiteBook Description:
‘Sam Lipsyte is original, devious, and very funny' Jeffrey Eugenides
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