ISBN9780143110453
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedApril 3, 2018
Pages336
AuthorRon Currie
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.4 in.
Width5.4 in.
Depth0.9 in.

The One-Eyed Man: A Novel

Ron Currie

PAPERBACK

April 3, 2018

Ron Currie’s three previous works of fiction have dazzled readers and critics alike with their originality, audacity, and psychological insight. A writer of unique vision and huge imagination, Currie excels at creating complex, troubled, yet endearing characters, and his work has won comparison to everyone from Kurt Vonnegut to George Saunders.

K., the narrator of Currie’s new novel, joins the ranks of other great American literary creations who show us something new about ourselves. Like Jack Gladney from White Noise, K. is possessed of a hyper-articulate exasperation with the world, and like Ignatius J. Reilly in A Confederacy of Dunces, he is a doomed truth teller whom everyone misunderstands. After his wife Sarah dies, K.becomes so wedded to the notion of clarity that he infuriates friends and strangers alike. When he intervenes in an armed robbery, K. finds himself both an inadvertent hero and the star of a new reality television program. Together with Claire, a grocery store clerk with a sharp tongue and a yen for celebrity, he travels the country, ruffling feathers and gaining fame at the intersection of American politics and entertainment. But soon he discovers that the world will fight viciously to preserve its delusions about itself.

How Currie's unconventional hero comes to find peace, to reenter the world, and to be touched again by emotion and empathy makes for a dramatic, utterly memorable story.

Buy The One-Eyed Man: A Novel by Ron Currie online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

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ISBN9780143110453
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedApril 3, 2018
Pages336
AuthorRon Currie
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.4 in.
Width5.4 in.
Depth0.9 in.

Synopsis

Ron Currie’s three previous works of fiction have dazzled readers and critics alike with their originality, audacity, and psychological insight. A writer of unique vision and huge imagination, Currie excels at creating complex, troubled, yet endearing characters, and his work has won comparison to everyone from Kurt Vonnegut to George Saunders.

K., the narrator of Currie’s new novel, joins the ranks of other great American literary creations who show us something new about ourselves. Like Jack Gladney from White Noise, K. is possessed of a hyper-articulate exasperation with the world, and like Ignatius J. Reilly in A Confederacy of Dunces, he is a doomed truth teller whom everyone misunderstands. After his wife Sarah dies, K.becomes so wedded to the notion of clarity that he infuriates friends and strangers alike. When he intervenes in an armed robbery, K. finds himself both an inadvertent hero and the star of a new reality television program. Together with Claire, a grocery store clerk with a sharp tongue and a yen for celebrity, he travels the country, ruffling feathers and gaining fame at the intersection of American politics and entertainment. But soon he discovers that the world will fight viciously to preserve its delusions about itself.

How Currie's unconventional hero comes to find peace, to reenter the world, and to be touched again by emotion and empathy makes for a dramatic, utterly memorable story.

Buy The One-Eyed Man: A Novel by Ron Currie online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“Ron Currie has created a character for our times. . .In these latter days of ‘alternative facts,’ the idea of someone fearlessly dedicated to total, literal honesty sounds awfully appealing.”

– Ron Charles, The Washington Post

“A comically verbose and culturally savvy narration tempered by a bass line of vulnerability. K. may not be the truth-telling hero America wants, but he’s unquestionably the one we deserve.”

– The Wall Street Journal

“Entertaining . . . a witty, knotty novel of ‘truth’”

– The Los Angeles Times