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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 novel 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."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385485173
Author:
Lethem, Jonathan
Publisher:
Doubleday
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Discoveries in science
Subject:
Black holes (Astronomy) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Occupational neuroses.
Subject:
Black holes
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
TN-246
Publication Date:
1997
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
212 p.

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