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âBacharach has a great comic voiceâ shrewd, deadpan, and dirtyâand The Bend of the World fears no weirdness.ââSam LipsyteâMighty strange doingsâ mark the Pittsburgh of Jacob Bacharachâs audacious and hilarious debut novel, a town where âyeti, UFOs, rumors of orgiastic rites, intimations of the Mayan apocalypse and âpsycho-temporal distortionsâ add that extra zing to the bustling night lifeâ (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 âimmensely entertainingâ and âVonnegut-like sensibilityâ (Library Journal ) to the âaptly surreal satireâ (Dan Chaon) of hipsters, corporations, and American life in the adolescent years of the twenty-first century. âA disarming, intelligent and seriously funny debut,â The Bend of the World âmarks the arrival of Jacob Bacharach as a writer to watchâ (Bob Hoover, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).
About: "A comedy of bad manners, darting wisecracks, deadpan chagrin, and drug-hazed pratfalls" (James Wolcott), The Bend of the World is a madcap coming-of-age novel in which no one quite comes of age and everything you know is not a lie, it's just, well, tangential to the truth.
About: In the most audacious literary debut to come out of the Steel City since The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, we meet Peter Morrison, twenty-nine and comfortably adrift in a state of not-quite-adulthood, less concerned about the general direction of his life than with his suspicion that all his closest relationships are the products of inertia.
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