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ISBN: 9780811225502
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: New Directions - May 31st, 2016

This is one of my top ten favorite novels of all time. I'm so glad it has been brought back into print. It is a bold and ambitious tale of a child genius, his eccentric single mother, and their shared obsession with Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. It is stylistically daring and astutely intelligent. It is also wonderfully funny. A rare work that can be truly called an original.