Walker is at a party where he meets Rachel. Two days later she turns up at his apartment. However it's not Walker she wants , but her husband Malory who has gone missing. She wants Walker to find him. So begins this strange, beautiful, road-movie of a novel that takes the hero across the vast landscape of middle America on the trail of a man he has never met. And as Walker's search grows in its weird intensity it seems that somebody else is following, searching for him too.
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Praise for "The Search: ""A take on the detective/noir genre in the vein of Auster, Calvino, and Borges. . . . Dyer creates a series of puzzles, which are sure to send some back for a second read. . . . [Dyer's] considerable talents, including the ability to write in other veins, are on display here." --"Publishers Weekly""So it's farewell my lovely and we're off, on a package tour through gumshoe thriller, film noir, road movie . . . and chivalric romance . . . An ambitious, stylish novel." --"The Independent on Sunday""If any British writer can try on the mantle of Calvino, Dyer can. He has a poet's gift with metaphor as well as an ability to grasp ideas, hold them, pass them on." --"New Statesman""As elegant as a mathematical theorem correctly expressed." --"The Sunday Times""Dyer injects an almost magical randomness into what ought to be the most conventional of tales, and gives us Surrealism where we might have expected Dirty Realism . . . Its after-image is hard to erase." --"The Spectator"
About Geoff Dyer
Author of 3 novels, a critical study of John Berger and four genre-defying titles. BUT BEAUTIFUL which won the Somerset Maugham Prize), THE MISSING OF THE SOMME and OUT OF SHEER RAGE and YOGA FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO DO IT. His book of essays, ANGLO-ENGLISH ATTITUDES, was also critically acclaimed.
The Search by Geoff Dyer
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