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âSmart and absorbing. . . . Echoes of Steven Millhauser and Tom McCarthy. . . . Probing, witty.â âThe New York Times Book Review
âA masterful debut . . . delivered with vaudeville verve.âÂ âThe Washington Post
âDarkly funny. . . . A deeply sensitive exploration into matters of identity and authenticity.â âAssociated Press
âThe PoserÂ is smart and grand and funny, a wonderful fable. Mr. Rubin is a great hope for comic fiction in the 21st century. Heâs got the spirit and the ear.âÂ âSam Lipsyte
A hilarious and dazzling debut novel about a master impressionist at risk of losing his true self
All his life, Giovanni Bernini has possessed an uncanny gift: he can imitate anyone he meets. Honed by his mother at a young age, the talent catapults him from small-town obscurity to stardom.
As Giovanni describes it, âNo oneâs disguise is perfect. There is in every person, no matter how graceful, a seam, a thread curling out of them. . . . When pulled by the right hands, it will unravel the person entire.â As his fame grows, Giovanni encounters a beautiful and enigmatic stage singer, Lucy Starlightâthe only person whose thread he cannot findâand becomes increasingly trapped inside his many poses. Ultimately, he must assume the one identity he has never been able to master: his own.
In the vein of Jonathan Lethemâs and Kevin Wilsonâs playful surrealism, Jacob Rubinâs The Poser is the debut of a major literary voice, a masterfully written, deeply original comic novel, and the moving story of a man who must risk everything for the chance to save his life and know true love.
From the Hardcover edition.
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