Flatscreen: A Novel

Paperback | August 11, 2015

byAdam Wilson

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“OMFG, I nearly up and died from laughter when I read Flatscreen. This is the novel that every young turk will be reading on their way to a job they hate and are in fact too smart for.” —Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story

Indie-lit star and Faster Times editor Adam Wilson delivers the gleefully absurd, effortlessly heartwarming story of one young man’s struggle to shake off the listless, sexless, stoned mantle of suburban teenage life and become something better. Fortunately (maybe) for Eli, his apathetic quest finds a catalyzing agent in one Mr. Seymour J. Kahn, a paraplegic sex addict and two-bit silver screen star who initiates a mad decent into debasement and (of course) YouTube stardom—a transformation from which there will be no going back.

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“OMFG, I nearly up and died from laughter when I read Flatscreen. This is the novel that every young turk will be reading on their way to a job they hate and are in fact too smart for.” —Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love StoryIndie-lit star and Faster Times editor Adam Wilson delivers the gleefully absurd, effortlessly hea...

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Flatscreen tells the story of Eli Schwartz as he endures the loss of his home, the indifference of his parents, the success of his older brother, and the cruel and frequent dismissal of the opposite sex. He is a loser par excellence—pasty, soft, and high—who struggles to become a new person in a world where nothing is new.Into this sce...

Adam Wilson is the author of the novelFlatscreen(Harper Perennial, 2012). His fiction has appeared in many publications includingThe Paris Review,The Best American Short Stories,Tin House,The Literary Review,The New York Tyrant,Gigantic, and many others.He is currently a regular contributor to bothBookForumandThe Paris Review Daily. Hi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006209033X

ISBN - 13:9780062090331

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“[Wilson’s] prose is relentless, and his world view is on fire. Flatscreen is a wickedly funny, absurdly engaging debut. I’d recommend it for fans of Sam Lipsyte and anyone looking for an unconventional coming-of-age story.”