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Lucky Alan by Jonathan Lethem
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Feb 23, 2016 | ISBN 9781101873663

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“Rich and darkly comic. . . . Astutely cunning social and political satires sit alongside experimental flights of absurdist fantasy and parable, with traces of Lethem’s unique slant on magical realism sprinkled in as well. Comparisons might be drawn to writers ranging from Jorge Luis Borges and Haruki Murakami to Margaret Atwood and J. D. Salinger. All of Lethem’s stories are enlivened by his wit and provocative wordplay.” —Chicago Tribune

“Lethem works in an interesting literary space between realism and absurdism, modernism and postmodernism, satire and a particular brand of [Don] DeLillo-inspired darkness. . . . His talent is large.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Jonathan Lethem at his bizarre best.” —Los Angeles Times

“Lethem’s words execute graceful turns and explosive leaps to whatever tempo he sets. . . . Rewards await the reader who commits to this slim volume. . . . Lucky Alan is a beguiling addition to a shelf full of uniquely inventive books by a master of genres.” —The Miami Herald

“A great introduction to the sometimes heartbreaking, often surreal world of Jonathan Lethem. . . . A testament to the writer’s refusal to play by the rules.” —NPR Books

“Nearly every sentence captures Lethem’s sharp wit and copious imagination.” —Publishers Weekly

“Reality-bending fables from the master. . . . Weird, charming, playful, Lucky Alan is great fun.” —The Guardian (London)
 
“Taut, darkly funny. . . . [Lucky Alan] excels at creating these moments of absurdity that exist not merely for their own sake, but on some level to expose our own tendency to accept the unacceptable, to live hypocritically, and to assuage our guilt with comforting words and superficialities rather than meaningful action.” —The Huffington Post
 
“A wild ride across the boundaries of language, artifice and genre. . . . This is the joy of reading Jonathan Lethem: you never know what you’re going to get. . . . You might guess that Alan’s luck runs out, but you’ll never guess quite how: Lethem is always one step ahead.” —Financial Times (London)

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