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Author
William H. Gass.
Publisher Knopf  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9780307701633
Pages/Publication Date 395/2013
Daedalus Item Code 53231
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(Winner of the 2015 William Dean Howells Medal) A true literary event, this third novel from the Midwestern essayist, critic, and author of Omensetter's Luck and The Tunnel moves from pre–World War II Austria to a small town in postwar Ohio. In the story of Joey Skizzen, who grows up to lead a resolutely ordinary life as a music professor at a small college. But Joey has another identity as well, as the curator of his private Inhumanity Museum, recording centuries of mankind's atrocities. William Gass presents one man's life—futile, comic, anarchic—set in an array of lyrical variations, with music as both theme and structure, delving into the multiplicity of our personal identities and wondering whether any one self is more genuine than another.

"Gass remains a master of apt metaphors, graceful sentences and a flinty, unforgiving brand of humor; it may be the most entertaining novel you'll read that half wishes humanity was wiped off the map.... Gass, now 88, clearly has endings on his mind, which he addresses with fearsome brio and wit."—Kirkus Reviews

 
 
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