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Nietzsche and the Burbs

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Nietzsche and the Burbs by Lars Iyer
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Dec 03, 2019 | ISBN 9781612198125

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Nietzsche and the Burbs is an anthem for young misfits and a hilarious, triumphant book about friendship.”—Michael Schaub, NPR

“This is a near-perfect evocation of childhood’s elegiac end.”—Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times 

“What a fun book this is! Delight is such a rare commodity nowadays and it is terrific to see it has not been hunted to extinction.” —Daniel Handler, author of Bottle Grove

“Vivid, tickling and spry.”—Leo Robson, Guardian

“Lyrical and often moving… an affectionate satire on intellectual life.”—Andrew Irwin, Times Literary Supplement 

“Like Iyer’s previous fiction, Nietzsche and the Burbs is a novel of ideas …[a] rollicking coming-of-age tale”—Calum Barnes, Morning Star

“Touching in its depiction of the hierarchies, bullying and moral apathy of the young… like a grunge version of Lucky Jim.”—Stuart Kelly, The Scotsman

“A rock-music caper loaded with adolescent yearning … pithy dialogue … evocatively rendered …”—Houman Barekat, Sunday Times (London)

“Punk rock and philosophy coincide in the latest novel from Lars Iyer. . . . Do you like smart observations about class and coming of age? How about some metal in the mix? Well then — welcome to the world of Nietzsche and the Burbs.”—Vol. 1 Brooklyn

“Hilarious, powerful and intensely enjoyable.”—Daniel Fraser, Dublin Review of Books

“Readers … will delight in its wit. A model of originality. Clever, indeed” —Booklist

Praise for Lars Iyer

“Fearsomely funny.” THE WASHINGTON POST

“[Iyer] is a deeply elegaic satirist…He manages to both send up intellectual life and movingly laments its erosion.” — John Williams, THE NEW YORK TIMES


“I’m still laughing, and it’s days later.” LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Stunning…absolutely exquisite.” — Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven

“It’s made me feel better about the Apocalypse than I have in ages.” — Hari Kunzru, author of White Tears

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