The Suitors

The Suitors

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This audacious reimagining of The Odyssey finds Penny home alone while Payne, a modern-day Odysseus, gallivants around the world on battleships and attack helicopters, waging wars of conquest. A drinking, drugging crew of ne'er-do-well squatters surrounds Penny, eager for her attention. Even their most eyebrow-raising exploits can't distract her, though, as she angrily pines for Payne. But when a mysterious man with suspicious origins arrives on the scene, the suitors' precarious pecking order falls to pieces in the glow of Penny's newly ignited ardor.Brutal, playful, sexy, and subversive, The Suitors is a classic of its own kind.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 293 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 294.83g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0156031833
  • 9780156031837

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PRAISE FOR THE SUITORS "Ehrenreich blends Tom Robbins' sly humor with Steve Erickson's bubbling sense of the subconscious and Voltaire's irreverent twists of plot."--LOS ANGELES TIMES "Ehrenreich writes with an ease and pure line-by-line skill that's rare."--THE NEW YORK TIMES
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"A unique, powerful new voice full of passion."--Etgar Keret, author "The Nimrod Flipout
"This audacious re-imagining of "The Odyssey" finds Penny home alone while Payne, a modern-day Odysseus, wages wars of conquest. Angrily pining for Payne, Penny is oblivious to even the most eyebrow-raising exploits of the ne're-do-wells who court her--until a mysterious visitor appears and the suitors' precarious pecking order falls violently to pieces. Brutal, playful, sexy, and subversive, "The Suitors" is a classic of its own kind.
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""Ehrenreich blends Tom Robbins' sly humor with Steve Erickson's bubbling sense of the subconscious and Voltaire's irreverent twists of plot."--"Los Angeles Times"
"Compelling . . . Ehrenreich evokes a sense of decay and destruction, of a decadent empire in collapse--a hybrid of antiquity and our own contemporary America."--"Seattle Weekly
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"Ehrenreich writes with an ease and pure line-by-line skill that's rare."--"New York Times
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Ben Ehrenreich is a journalist whose writing has appeared in "L.A. Weekly," the "Village Voice," the "Los Angeles Times," the "New York Times Book Review," and many other publications. He lives in Los Angeles.
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115 ratings
3.35 out of 5 stars
5 15% (17)
4 31% (36)
3 31% (36)
2 20% (23)
1 3% (3)
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