The Poser: A Novel
* Named one of the Huffington Post's 2015 Books We Can't Wait To Read * "Smart and absorbing. . . . Echoes of Steven Millhauser and Tom McCarthy. . . . Probing, witty." -- The New York Times Book Review "A masterful debut . . . delivered with vaudeville verve." -- The Washington Post "Darkly funny. . . . A deeply sensitive exploration into matters of identity and authenticity." -- Associated Press " The Poser is smart and grand and funny, a wonderful fable. Mr. Rubin is a great hope for comic fiction in the 21st century. He's got the spirit and the ear." --Sam Lipsyte A hilarious and dazzling debut novel about a master impressionist at risk of losing his true self
All his life, Giovanni Bernini has possessed an uncanny gift: he can imitate anyone he meets. Honed by his mother at a young age, the talent catapults him from small-town obscurity to stardom. As Giovanni describes it, "No one's disguise is perfect. There is in every person, no matter how graceful, a seam, a thread curling out of them. . . . When pulled by the right hands, it will unravel the person entire." As his fame grows, Giovanni encounters a beautiful and enigmatic stage singer, Lucy Starlight--the only person whose thread he cannot find--and becomes increasingly trapped inside his many poses. Ultimately, he must assume the one identity he has never been able to master: his own. In the vein of Jonathan Lethem's and Kevin Wilson's playful surrealism, Jacob Rubin's The Poser is the debut of a major literary voice, a masterfully written, deeply original comic novel, and the moving story of a man who must risk everything for the chance to save his life and know true love.
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|Grouping Author||jacob rubin|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
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|Last Indexed||2020-09-26 04:44:35AM|
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• Named one of the Huffington Post's 2015 Books We Can't Wait To Read •
All his life, Giovanni Bernini has possessed an uncanny gift: he can imitate anyone he meets. Honed by his mother at a young age, the talent catapults him from small-town obscurity to stardom.
From the Hardcover edition.
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|subject_facet||Coming of Age -- FICTION|
Literary -- FICTION
Psychological -- FICTION
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The Poser A Novel [eBook] Rubin, Jacob.
|topic_facet||Coming of Age|