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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date February 24, 2015
Pages 255
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781250063632
ISBN-10 1250063639
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.74 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year

Herbert Horatio "Poppy" Blackwell was once a daring aviator, an illustrious movie producer, and a brilliant businessman. A Howard Hughes–like mogul, Poppy has become a recluse with paralyzing fears of infection. Cloistered in the penthouse high above his desert gambling empire, he is attended by a small army of maids and footmen and lawyers and physicians, who live in a state of constant surveillance as they cater to his eccentric, paranoid demands.
Herman Q. Louse is Poppy's valet, one of the many indentured servants who have racked up an insurmountable debt in his casino (and whose long-term memories have subsequently been erased). Louse's primary duty is to administer Poppy's medication: near-lethal doses of benzodiazepines. But as he goes about his carefully monitored business, he becomes aware of a growing conspiracy against Poppy and becomes his unlikely protector―that is, until people start to point fingers at Louse.
Dark, disturbing, yet acerbically funny, Louse by David Grand is a vividly imagined tale, at once timely and unforgettable.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781559704496
 
from Arcade Pub (November 2, 1998)
9781559704496 | details & prices | 255 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $23.95
About: The valet and reluctant confidant to a Howard Hughes-like tycoon, Herman Louse discovers that his compulsive employer's carefully constructed environment is threatened by a conspiracy that may end in his freedom
Paperback
Book cover for 9780156009003 Book cover for 9781250063632 Book cover for 9781611451863
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reissue edition from Picador USA (February 24, 2015)
9781250063632 | details & prices | 255 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $20.00
About: A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the YearHerbert Horatio "Poppy" Blackwell was once a daring aviator, an illustrious movie producer, and a brilliant businessman.
from Arcade Pub (April 18, 2011)
9781611451863 | details & prices | 272 pages | List price $19.95
About: Debut novelist Grand evokes a frightening, impersonal future in this chilling account of a gambler who forfeits his memory in order to pay off his debts.
Reprint edition from Harvest Books (July 1, 2000)
9780156009003 | details & prices | 255 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $13.00
About: The valet and reluctant confidant to a Howard Hughes-like tycoon, Herman Louse discovers that his compulsive employer's carefully constructed environment is threatened by a conspiracy that may end in his freedom.

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