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Samedi the deafness

Jesse Ball

Samedi the deafness

a novel

by Jesse Ball

  • 35 Want to read
  • 22 Currently reading

Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mnemonics -- Fiction,
  • Psychological games -- Fiction,
  • Sanatoriums -- Fiction,
  • Terrorists -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Jesse Ball.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3602.A596 S36 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17901631M
    ISBN 109780307278852
    LC Control Number2007016256

    Samedi the Deafness In Samedi, the Deafness, a young man with a rather extraordinary gift finds himself at the center of a multifarious conspiracy. By using poetry prose, author Jesse Ball can breathe life into this highly intriguing thriller about memory, the unsound constructs in which humans house these ethereal concept and truth. Jesse Ball has had a fervent, if initially small, following since the publication of his first novel, Samedi the Deafness; and before that, an avid fan base for his poetry. The Chicago Tribune called him a "young genius,” he's won the Plimpton Prize, and been longlisted for the National Book Award. His work stretches the boundaries of what fiction can do — his spare, poetic .

    Jesse Ball () is an American poet and novelist. He is the author of Samedi the Deafness, released last year by Random House and shortlisted for the Believer Book first volume, March Book, appeared in , followed by Vera & Linus (), and Parables and Lies (). His drawings were published in in Iceland in the volume Og svo kom nottin.   Jesse Ball has written two novels, The Way Through Doors and Samedi the Deafness, and a collection of poetry, March also wrote Vera & Linus, a collection of short prose, in collaboration with his wife Thordis Bjornsdottir.A winner of the Plimpton Prize, Ball teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.. Interviewer: While prose poems and .

    The Paris Review's Plimpton Prize winner and author of Samedi The Deafness, Jesse Ball, is back with another style-driven, hardly intelligible tour of his imagination. It reads like interlocking fables, features a pamphleteer and I didn't understand a bit of it.   This year-old debut novelist is also a poet and an illustrator, and his prose, in Samedi the Deafness, leavens flights of hallucinatory vision with the arch diction and mannered dialogue of mid-twentieth-century British children’s novels. (The bad guys are always saying things like, “For this reason ”).


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No serious reader can refuse this challenge.”. James sets off to follow the dead man’s clues and, in the process, ends up a prisoner in an asylum for liars. As he searches for truth amidst the lies, James struggles to find out who Samedi is and what will happen on the seventh day.

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