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Author
William H. Gass.
Publisher Knopf  
Format hardcover, First Edition, Signed Bookplate
ISBN 9780307701633
Pages/Publication Date 395/2013
Daedalus Item Code 38552
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(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) 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 seeks solace in his piano and redemption in a museum of inhumanity, William H. Gass gives us the symphony of one man's life—futile, comic, anarchic—set in an array of variations. Delving into the multiplicity of our personal identities, Gass wonders whether any one self is more genuine than another, in a novel that denies itself conventional tropes or easy solutions. Daedalus is proud to offer this long-awaited novel in a first edition with a bookplate signed by Gass.

"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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