As She Climbed Across the Table by Jonathan Lethem audiobook

As She Climbed Across the Table

By Jonathan Lethem
Read by David Aaron Baker

Random House Audio 9780385485173
5.73 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Philip is in love with Alice. As the novel opens, he is beginning to lose her. Not to another man, as he fears, but to, literally, nothing. Alice is a physicist, and a team at the University where both she and Philip work has created a hole, a vacuum, a doorway of nothingness inside the laboratory. They call it "Lack." Alice becomes obsessed with Lack, as Philip is obsessed by Alice. The novel is at the same time an astute and wise portrait of unrequited love (albeit of a very unusual kind) a hilarious academic parody, a book of ideas and a social satire. It is utterly original, but in the school of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Katherine Dunn, and David Foster Wallace. Passion, humor, yearning and knowledge, blended together in a suspenseful love story that could be characterized as "American Magical Realism."

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Summary

Summary

Philip is in love with Alice. As the novel opens, he is beginning to lose her. Not to another man, as he fears, but to, literally, nothing. Alice is a physicist, and a team at the University where both she and Philip work has created a hole, a vacuum, a doorway of nothingness inside the laboratory. They call it "Lack." Alice becomes obsessed with Lack, as Philip is obsessed by Alice. The novel is at the same time an astute and wise portrait of unrequited love (albeit of a very unusual kind) a hilarious academic parody, a book of ideas and a social satire. It is utterly original, but in the school of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Katherine Dunn, and David Foster Wallace. Passion, humor, yearning and knowledge, blended together in a suspenseful love story that could be characterized as "American Magical Realism."

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An oddball tour de force. Entertainment Weekly 
Wickedly funny. Columbus DIspatch  
Lethem is opening blue sky for American fiction. . . . He is rapidly evolving into his own previously uncataloged species. Village Voice Literary Supplement
Jonathan Lethem has succeeded in delivering a wonderland on the side of the looking glass, San Francisco Bay Guardian
Exceptionally clever. . . . A book of compelling ideas, of intellectual conflict, of human frailty and desire. And it's funny. Dallas Morning News

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Author

Author Bio: Jonathan Lethem

Author Bio: Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including The Fortress of Solitude and the National Book Critics Circle Award winner Motherless Brooklyn. Lethem’s stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and the New York Times, among others. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English