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The Bachelor by Andrew Palmer

The Bachelor

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The Bachelor by Andrew Palmer
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Jul 20, 2021 | ISBN 9780593230893

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“Andrew Palmer’s debut is a fantastically original chronicle of romantic mishap and artistic ambition. In its counterintuitive pairing of reality TV and confessional poetry, this book asks sneakily profound questions about the underlying structures of desire that dictate our lives. I loved it.”—Andrew Martin, author of Early Work 

“Jane Austen might have written a book like this: a pitch-perfect story of the self-conscious agonies of searching for someone to marry, composed with a mastery of free indirect style; a piece of art as dizzying as the technological and cultural changes of its time, but in conversation with the works of the past. The Bachelor may be a satire, except that it is utterly sincere. The whole time I was reading it, I felt terrifically happy.”—Salvatore Scibona, author of The End and The Volunteer 

“I will read anything Andrew Palmer writes. With shades of W. G. Sebald, Frederick Exley, and Ben Lerner, and a warmth and humor all its own, Palmer’s first novel shows the hidden currents that bind our culture in songs of longing and hope—from John Berryman to dating shows, Homo literatus to NBA basketball, high lyricism to winter in the suburban Midwest. It is the definitive (literary) word on our reality-television era.”—Greg Jackson, author of Prodigals 

 “The Bachelor is a thoroughly winning account of a young man’s intellectual and romantic missteps. It’s sharp and insightful, and also very, very funny. I gobbled it down. It’s not often that a book can make me feel less lonely, but this one did.”—Rachel Monroe, author of Savage Appetites 

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