RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 809686420 LA English T1 Ben Armstrong's strange trip home : a novel A1 Cates, David Allan., PB Novelas Americanas PP Buenos Aires; Lolo, MT YR 2012 SN 9781470077617 1470077612 AB "...A deliberately troubling masterpiece... Ben Armstrong's Strange Trip Home begins with an all-American homecoming that traps its middle-aged ex-farmboy protagonist like a fly in a web worthy of Kafka. Cates' hero endures an inescapable series of dreams, visitations, half-melted memories, and unsought meetings with the living and dead. His subsequent attempts to escape -- or even understand his entrapment -- proceed to make a mesmerizing, one-of-a-kind music I've heard nowhere else in our literature. Endlessly inventive in its language, masterful in its fidelity to its own harsh vision, and symphonic in its impact, this novel builds from a series of perverse fractions to a darkly satisfying whole."--David James Duncan, from back cover.