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Spurious

Author: Lars Iyer
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House Pub., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a raucous debut that summons up Britain's fabled Goon Squad comedies, writer and philosopher Lars Iyer tells the story of someone very like himself with a "slightly more successful" friend and their journeys in search of more palatable literary conferences and better gin. One reason for their journeys: the narrator's home is slowly being taken over by a fungus that no one seems to know what to do about. Before it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Fiction
Humorous stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Iyer
ISBN: 9781935554288 193555428X
OCLC Number: 635461221
Notes: "First Melville House Printing: December 2010"--Title page verso.
Description: 188 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Lars Iyer.

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In a raucous debut that summons up Britain's fabled Goon Squad comedies, writer and philosopher Lars Iyer tells the story of someone very like himself with a "slightly more successful" friend and their journeys in search of more palatable literary conferences and better gin. One reason for their journeys: the narrator's home is slowly being taken over by a fungus that no one seems to know what to do about. Before it completely swallows his house, the narrator feels compelled to solve some major philosophical questions (such as "Why?") and the meaning of his urge to write, as well as the source of the fungus ... before it is too late. Or, he has to move.

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