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The Epiphany Machine by David Burr Gerrard

The Epiphany Machine

  • Hardcover $27.00

    Jul 18, 2017 | 432 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Jul 18, 2017 | 432 Pages

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Praise for The Epiphany Machine

“This is a wildly charming, morally serious bildungsroman with the rare potential to change the way readers think.”  — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“An affecting exploration of fate and the clash of our private and public selves… ambitiously wrestling in the muck of big questions. A pleasurably speculative yarn about family and ethics.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Simply tremendous.  An extraordinary book, full of wisdom and surprise, ingenious and original.” —Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

“With The Epiphany Machine, David Burr Gerrard has masterfully channeled Kafka and written an engrossing and inventive mystery. A deeply compelling read by a terrific young writer.” —Ben Marcus, author of The Flame Alphabet

“If I’d used the Epiphany Machine before reading this book, I would’ve received the following prophecy: ABOUT TO FALL IN LOVE. With equal parts satire, mystery, and vaudevillian comedy, David Burr Gerrard has written a masterpiece. Go ahead, open it, get your tattoo.” — Alexander Weinstein, author of Children of the New World

“David Burr Gerrard’s The Epiphany Machine is itself a magnificent invention, as deeply uncanny as it is beautifully written. Gerrard joins his own wry humor with the dark soul of Kafka and the joyful essence of Melville. The result is hysterical, delightful, and determined—and truly, an epiphany of a modern novel.” —Kristopher Jansma, author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards and Why We Came to the City

“David Burr Gerrard is a writer of such tremendous audacity, intelligence, wit, and compassion that I want to keep him all to myself. But I cannot, as this would be bad for the world. The Epiphany Machine is a darkly funny page-turner about whether we can ever know who we really are, and how it feels to be told who we are. Throw David Foster Wallace, Kurt Vonnegut, and David Mitchell in a blender and you will have something of a taste of the blood and guts of his work, and then drink deep!” —Scott Cheshire, author of High as the Horses’ Bridles

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