|Pages/Publication Date:||326 / 1986|
In a Midwestern town, Jack Gladney—a Professor of Hitler Studies—his current wife, and his children live an ordinary life, surrounded by a maddening profusion of appliances and advertisements. After being exposed to a lethal chemical, Jack will stop at nothing to obtain an experimental drug that can allegedly cure him of his fear of dying. Black comedy at its best, this National Book Award-winning 1984 novel is by the author of The Body Artist and Underworld.
"An extraordinarily funny book on a serious subject, effortlessly combining social comedy, disaster, fiction and philosophy ... hilariously, and grimly, successful."—Daily Telegraph (UK)