Paperback edition of one of the most striking and widely celebrated literary debuts of 2012 which veers between the comic and the tragic, and the self-contemptuous and the inspired. 'Seductively intelligent and stylish writing' "Independent"
Born in Kansas in 1979, BEN LERNER is the author of three books of poetry, The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path. He has been a finalist for the National Book Award, a Fulbright Scholar in Spain, and the recipient of a Howard Foundation Fellowship. In 2011 he became the first American to win the Munster State Prize for International Poetry. In 2013 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He teaches in the writing program at Brooklyn College. This is his first novel.