"A wildly pleasurable, dazzling reading experience, big in heart and execution: crazed, ecstatic, and entertaining in the deepest sense of the word. Arthur Phillips is a terrifically talented writer, and these pages overflow with wit, mad humor, and, finally, a deep undercurrent of pathos."
-GEORGE SAUNDERS, author of Pastoralia and Civil War Land in Bad Decline
"What a splendid, funny, bewitching book . . . Beneath Arthur Phillips's singular wit and peerless comic timing, lies a spot-on parable of twentieth-century self-delusion and the painfully fruitless quest for immortality."
-GARY SHTEYNGART, author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook
"The dueling voices of a nostalgic detective and the monomaniacal archaeologist he pursues around the world are only part of the treasure contained in The Egyptologist . Crafted with nuanced erudition and literary flair, Phillips uncovers the hieroglyphs (not hieroglyphics-but you'll learn that) and building blocks beneath how we construct, interpret, and trust our storytellers. Highly textured, quirky, serpentine, surprising."
-MATTHEW PEARL, author of The Dante Club
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