Pieces of Payne

by Goldbarth, Albert
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ISBN: 9781555973780

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Albert Goldbarth is "a dazzling virtuoso who can break your heart" (Joyce Carol Oates)

How is Eliza's divorce connected to the rise of twentieth-century quantum physics? Why does the steamy promise of "a key unlocking a door at a cheap motel along I-35" lead us to a consideration of Moby-Dick? What does one physician's fake appointment book have to do with Columbus, werewolves, and Fanny Burney's famously excruciating nineteenth-century mastectomy? Albert Goldbarth sets his story of love's daily pleasures and griefs upon a foundation of ever-branching footnotes--from the strange worlds of supermarket tabloids and the Legion of Super-Heroes to more contemplative forays into gender politics, Dickens scholarship, and medical anomalies. By taking us on this mind-bending journey, he shows us how our lives are both confused and empowered by the multilayered universe around us.

Pieces of Payne is the first novel by Goldbarth, a two-time winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Author: Goldbarth, Albert
  • ISBN: 9781555973780
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 8.46 x 0.73
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • Publication Year: 2003

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