You & me: a novel
Padgett Powell, author of the acclaimed The Interrogative Mood and "one of the few truly important American writers of our time" (Sam Lipsyte), returns with a hilarious Southern send-up of Samuel Beckett's classic Waiting for Godot.
Truly a master of envelope-pushing, post-postmodern American fiction, in a class with Nicholas Baker and Lydia Davis, Powell brilliantly blends the sublime, the trivial, and the oddball in You & Me, as two loquacious gents on a porch discuss all manner of subjects, from the mundane to the spiritual to the downright ridiculous.
At once outrageously funny and profound, You & Me is yet another brilliant, boundary-bursting masterwork, proving once again that, "there are few writers who understand both the beauty and the absurdity of language as well as Padgett Powell" (Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang) and that, "Padgett Powell is one of the best writers in America, and one of the funniest, too" (Ian Frazier).
You & Me: A Novel won the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction.
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|Grouping Title||you me|
|Grouping Author||powell padgett|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-12 23:00:03PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-12 23:49:30PM|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||"A scabrous, Southern send-up of WAITING FOR GODOT by the novelist Sam Lipsyte hails as "one of the few truly important American writers of our time.""-- Provided by publisher.|
|isbn||006212613, 9780062126139, 9780062126153|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000391792|Book|Books|1st U.S. ed.|English|Ecco,|c2012.|194 p. ; 22 cm., overdrive:24c1650a-a471-403d-87b3-bb34706fae40|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2012||
|subject_facet||Beckett, Samuel, -- 1906-1989. -- En attendant Godot -- Parodies, imitations, etc, Middle-aged men -- Fiction|
|title_display||You & me : a novel|
|title_full||You & Me A Novel, You & me : a novel / Padgett Powell|
|title_short||You & me :|
|topic_facet||Beckett, Samuel, Fiction, Literature, Middle-aged men|