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American Desert By Percival Everett

American Desert
by Percival Everett

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Theodore Street is driving towards the ocean where he plans to drown himself. But, on the way, he is hit by a van and he sails through the windscreen, his head sliced from his body. At his funeral days later, he sits up in his coffin, apparently resurrected. And, Theodore becomes an object of derision and morbid curiosity to the press.
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American Desert by Percival Everett

Theodore Street is driving towards the ocean where he plans to drown himself. But, on the way, he is hit by a van and he sails through the windscreen, his head sliced from his body. At his funeral days later, he sits up in his coffin, apparently resurrected. Theodore becomes an object of derision and morbid curiosity to the press, a prized specimen for scientists and Satan incarnate to an obscure religious cult deep in the desert. Fascinating, surreal, and wildly satirical, Percival Everett sends up the press, religion, UFOs and the military, and offers a meditation on what it is to be alive.

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American Desert Reviews


"'One of America's most intelligent and imaginative satirists... Not only funny but consistently compelling, fiercely written and ultimately moving.' Patrick Ness, Daily Telegraph 'A life - affirming tale, snappily told and unexpectedly tender.' Daily Mail"

About Percival Everett


Percival Everett is the author of fourteen novels, including Glyph, Watershed and Frenzy. Erasure won the inaugural Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for fiction. Everett teaches at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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GOR002656888
American Desert by Percival Everett
Percival Everett
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2006-04-06
304
0571226620
9780571226627
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