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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Liveright Pub Corp
Publication date April 13, 2015
Pages 308
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781631490002
ISBN-10 1631490001
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.64 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
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“Bacharach has a great comic voice― shrewd, deadpan, and dirty―and The Bend of the World fears no weirdness.”―Sam Lipsyte

“Mighty strange doings” mark the Pittsburgh of Jacob Bacharach’s audacious and hilarious debut novel, a town where “yeti, UFOs, rumors of orgiastic rites, intimations of the Mayan apocalypse and ‘psycho-temporal distortions’ add that extra zing to the bustling night life” (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 “immensely entertaining” and “Vonnegut-like sensibility” (Library Journal ) to the “aptly surreal satire” (Dan Chaon) of hipsters, corporations, and American life in the adolescent years of the twenty-first century. “A disarming, intelligent and seriously funny debut,” The Bend of the World “marks the arrival of Jacob Bacharach as a writer to watch” (Bob Hoover, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

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Hardcover
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from Liveright Pub Corp (April 14, 2014)
9780871406828 | details & prices | 308 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $25.95
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.
Paperback
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from Liveright Pub Corp (April 13, 2015)
9781631490002 | details & prices | 308 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $14.95
About: “Bacharach has a great comic voice― shrewd, deadpan, and dirty―and The Bend of the World fears no weirdness.
CD/Spoken Word
Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (December 22, 2015)
9781511338271 | details & prices | List price $9.99
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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