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Holy Water

Holy Water by James P. Othmer
Jun 14, 2011 | 304 Pages
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“Manages to be at the same time cynical and soul-searching. . . . Smart, elegant, witty.” —The Washington Post
“[A] beach read for BlackBerry addicts. . . . The book’s gooey center inside its hard-candy shell is about finding meaning in work and life.” —Fast Company
“Smart. . . . The best satire springs not from contempt but from idealism, and Holy Water’s heart is finally an awakened one.” —The Buffalo News
“Hilarious, disquieting, razor sharp, and Now with a capital N. . . . Othmer is . . . a keen-eyed witness to the troubling but strangely hopeful times in which we live and a stylist of the first order. —Jonathan Evison, author of West of Here

“Saul Bellow had Henderson the Rain King. Adolfo Bioy Casares had The Invention of Morel. James P. Othmer has Holy Water, and you should, too.” —Ben Greenman, author of What He’s Poised to Do and Please Step Back

“If you’ve been looking for Kurt Vonnegut’s successor, look no further. James P. Othmer has picked up the master satirist’s torch and taken off running with it. The moment you meet Henry Tuhoe, Vice President of Underarm Research, you know you’ve entered a world that is at once wildly absurd and frighteningly credible. If ever there was a novel for these troubled and bizarre times, this is it. What The Futurist predicted, Holy Water confirms: Mr. Othmer is on the brink of a major career. So it goes.” —John McNally, author of After the Workshop and The Book of Ralph

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