Numb: A Novel

Paperback | August 3, 2010

bySean Ferrell

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A captivating debut from exciting new talent Sean Ferrell, Numb is the endearing tale of a man with no memory or ability to feel pain, who attracts a colorful crowd of sycophants and exploiters while trying to come to terms with who he really is. Fans of the work of Richard Powers, Gary Shteyngart, and Thomas Pynchon—and of the films The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Truman Show, and the cinematic oeuvre of Charlie Kaufman—will love the unique and entertaining Numb.<_o3a_p>

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A captivating debut from exciting new talent Sean Ferrell, Numb is the endearing tale of a man with no memory or ability to feel pain, who attracts a colorful crowd of sycophants and exploiters while trying to come to terms with who he really is. Fans of the work of Richard Powers, Gary Shteyngart, and Thomas Pynchon—and of the films T...

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Early one morning‚ after a sandstorm had ripped through north Texas‚ I wandered into Mr. Tilly's circus. I wore a black suit and blood ran down my face. When some of the carnies came up to me, I said, "I'm numb." This became my name.A man with no memory who feels no pain, Numb travels to New York City after a short stint with the circu...

Sean Ferrell's story "Building an Elephant" won the Fulton Prize fromThe Adirondack Review; his short stories have appeared inBossa Nova Ink,WORDS,Uber, andThe Cafe Irreal. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York. Numb is his first novel.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:August 3, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061946508

ISBN - 13:9780061946509

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“Ferrell’s eye-catching debut is a mordant take on contemporary culture.... Artfully barbed entertainment.”