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Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction

From the esteemed author of the classics The Painted Bird and Being There comes this award-winning novel about one man's sexual and sensual experiences, the fabric from which his life has been woven.

Jerzy Kosinski's classic vision of moral and sexual estrangement brilliantly captures the disturbing undercurrents of modern politics and culture. In this haunting novel, distinctions are eroded between oppressor and oppressed, perpetrator and victim, narcissism and anonymity. Kosinski portrays men and women both aroused and desensitized by an environment that disdains the individual and seeks control over the imagination in his unforgettable and immensely provocative work.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1997.
Edition: 1st Grove Press ed.
ISBN: 9780802135261
Branch Call Number: KOS
Characteristics: 148 p.


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Nov 13, 2018

I read this book many years ago and had the desire to revisit it. It's haunting, well-written, and a testament to Kozinski's prose. Great for those interested in Modernism and dystopian fiction.

Jun 21, 2013

Note to self: David Foster Wallace says of this book: "...really a collection of unbelievably creepy little allegorical tableaux done in a terse elegant voice that's like nothing else anywhere ever."

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