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Jernigan : Vintage Contemporaries - David Gates

Jernigan

Vintage Contemporaries

Paperback Published: 1st April 1992
ISBN: 9780679737131
Number Of Pages: 15

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From Holden Caulfield to Moses Herzog, our best literature has been narrated by malcontents. To this lineage add Peter Jernigan, who views the world with ferocious intelligence, grim rapture, and a chainsaw wit that he turns, with disastrous consequences, on his wife, his teenaged son, his dangerously vulnerable mistress—and, not least of all, on himself. This novel is a bravura performance: a funny, scary, mesmerizing study of a man walking off the edge with his eyes wide open—wisecracking all the way.

"Mr. Gates has created one of recent literature's most memorable anti-heroes, and...established himself as a novelist of the very first order." --The New York Times "A brilliant novel. Full of dark truths and biting humor, Jernigan will be read for a long time." --Frederick Exley

"[Has a] jumpy, boozy, post-modern ironic belligerence.... This is a profoundly sorrowful book, one that lingers, unbidden, in the heart." --The New York Times Book Review

"In the best tradition of tragic literature, Jernigan is cathartic and stimulating.... High moral art." --The Seattle Times

"A sizzler of a novel." --Joseph Heller

"Brilliantly handled.... At once harrowing and hilarious, an artful chronicling of one man's free-fall into an exhilarating, devouring nihilism." --San Francisco Chronicle

ISBN: 9780679737131
ISBN-10: 0679737138
Series: Vintage Contemporaries
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 15
Published: 1st April 1992
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1

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