aBacharach has a great comic voicea shrewd, deadpan, and dirtyaand The Bend of the World fears no weirdness.aaSam Lipsyte aMighty strange doingsa mark the Pittsburgh of Jacob Bacharachas audacious and hilarious debut novel, a town where ayeti, UFOs, rumors of orgiastic rites, intimations of the Mayan apocalypse and apsycho-temporal distortionsa add that extra zing to the bustling night lifea (James Wolcott). On the edge of thirty, and comfortably adrift in life, Peter Morrison finds his personal and professional life taking a turn for the weird as his attempts to transition into adulthood are thwarted by conspiracies both real and imagined. In this madcap coming-of-age novel, where no one quite comes of age, Bacharach brings an aimmensely entertaininga and aVonnegut-like sensibilitya (Library Journal ) to the aaptly surreal satirea (Dan Chaon) of hipsters, corporations, and American life in the adolescent years of the twenty-first century. aA disarming, intelligent and seriously funny debut, a The Bend of the World amarks the arrival of Jacob Bacharach as a writer to watcha (Bob Hoover, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).What the fuck is a Keurig? Kcups, man. Singleserving. Oh, I said. Yeah. The pod things. Isna#39;t that wasteful? Totally, he said. ... to figure out the machine. Coffee, I said. Do you know how to do this? Yup, he said, and he made me a cup of coffee.
|Title||:||The Bend of the World: A Novel|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2014-04-14|