A Disorder Peculiar to the Country

A Disorder Peculiar to the Country

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Joyce and Marshall each think the other is killed on September 11--and must swallow their disappointment when the other arrives home. As their bitter divorce is further complicated by anthrax scares, suicide bombs, and foreign wars, they suffer, in ways unexpectedly personal and increasingly ludicrous, the many strange ravages of our time. In this astonishing black comedy, Kalfus suggests how our nation's public calamities have encroached upon our most private illusions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 237 pages
  • 128 x 200 x 14mm | 222.26g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Harper Perennia
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060501413
  • 9780060501419
  • 744,931

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"Brilliant. . . . It's an engaging and provocative enterprise, a novel that challenges accepted pieties and dislodges expectations."--The New York Times Book Review
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