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The Fermata

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Having turned phone sex into the subject of an astonishing national bestseller in Vox, Baker now outdoes himself with an outrageously arousing, acrobatically stylish "X-rated sci-fi fantasy that leaves Vox seeming more like mere fiber-optic foreplay" (Seattle Times).

Review:

"[O]ne of the funniest and most inventive books you've read for a long time....Baker can be very funny and...perverse or not, he certainly knows how to write." Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"Sparkling." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Readers who are not overwhelmed by graphic episodes of inventive sex should appreciate Baker's witty comedy and his unconventional exploration of the nature of time." Library Journal

Review:

"The talented Baker returns with sex for sophisticates, making Vox seem like a warmup exercise....The metaphor of time-stop as art-power, and art-power as sex-power, has its allure. But drama is drama and porn porn, this among the most literary-respectable of the latter that money can buy." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"The sexual escapades here...border on the ludicrous, however titillating. Still, many Vox readers will flock to this erudite smut even as Baker stalls in his campaign to eventually succeed Updike as America's most polished stylist." Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Nicholson Baker has published five novels — The Mezzanine, Room Temperature, Vox, The Fermata, and The Everlasting Story of Nory — and two works of nonfiction, U and I and The Size of Thoughts. He lives with his wife and two children in Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679759331
Author:
Baker, Nicholson
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Erotic stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;erotica;novel;sex;science fiction;fantasy;time;20th century;literature;erotic;time travel;sexuality;american;humor;usa;american literature;sf;contemporary;1990s
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.95 x 5.1 x .65 in .5 lb

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Product details 320 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679759331 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[O]ne of the funniest and most inventive books you've read for a long time....Baker can be very funny and...perverse or not, he certainly knows how to write."
"Review" by , "Sparkling."
"Review" by , "Readers who are not overwhelmed by graphic episodes of inventive sex should appreciate Baker's witty comedy and his unconventional exploration of the nature of time."
"Review" by , "The talented Baker returns with sex for sophisticates, making Vox seem like a warmup exercise....The metaphor of time-stop as art-power, and art-power as sex-power, has its allure. But drama is drama and porn porn, this among the most literary-respectable of the latter that money can buy."
"Review" by , "The sexual escapades here...border on the ludicrous, however titillating. Still, many Vox readers will flock to this erudite smut even as Baker stalls in his campaign to eventually succeed Updike as America's most polished stylist."
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