The Bend Of The World: A Novel by Jacob BacharachThe Bend Of The World: A Novel by Jacob Bacharach

The Bend Of The World: A Novel

byJacob Bacharach

Paperback | April 14, 2015

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“Mighty strange doings” mark the Pittsburgh of Jacob Bacharach’s audacious and hilarious debut novel, a town where “yeti, UFOs, rumors of orgiastic rites, intimations of the Mayan apocalypse and ‘psycho-temporal distortions’ add that extra zing to the bustling night life” (James Wolcott). On the edge of thirty, and comfortably adrift in life, Peter Morrison finds his personal and professional life taking a turn for the weird as his attempts to transition into adulthood are thwarted by conspiracies both real and imagined. In this madcap coming-of-age novel, where no one quite comes of age, Bacharach brings an “immensely entertaining” and “Vonnegut-like sensibility” (Library Journal ) to the “aptly surreal satire” (Dan Chaon) of hipsters, corporations, and American life in the adolescent years of the twenty-first century. “A disarming, intelligent and seriously funny debut,” The Bend of the World “marks the arrival of Jacob Bacharach as a writer to watch” (Bob Hoover, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).
Jacob Bacharach is the author of The Bend of the World and The Doorposts of Your House and on Your Gates. His writing has appeared in the New Republic and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Title:The Bend Of The World: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 0.76 inPublished:April 14, 2015Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1631490001

ISBN - 13:9781631490002

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Ever wonder what would happen if The Mysteries of Pittsburgh were mugged in a dark alley by a cocaine-addicted Sasquatch? Well, wonder no more. Just buy this book and enjoy. — Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story