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The Epiphany Machine by David Burr Gerrard
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Jul 18, 2017 | ISBN 9780399575433

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

“Hilarious. [A] razor-sharp alternate history…Gerrard’s novel emphasizes just how desperately people want confirmation of their place in the world.”—The Washington Post

“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

“With pitch-black humor worthy of Kafka, Gerrard’s second novel encourages us to pose this burning question: What are we hiding from ourselves.”—O, The Oprah Magazine

“This weirdly compelling tale feels like a creepy ‘Twilight Zone’ episode.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram 

“Whereas so much of what is called ‘kafkaesque’ doesn’t deserve that distinction, Gerrard earns it.”—

“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 equal parts satire, mystery, and vaudevillian comedy, David Burr Gerrard has written a masterpiece.”—Alexander Weinstein, author of Children of the New World

“Gerrard joins his own wry humor with 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

“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

“Engrossing and inventive…A deeply compelling read by a terrific young writer.”—Ben Marcus,author of The Flame Alphabet

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