The Visible Man: A Novel

December 28, 2012|
The Visible Man: A Novel by Chuck Klosterman
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New York Times bestselling author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and Downtown Owl, “the Ethicist” of the New York Times Magazine, Chuck Klosterman returns to fiction with his second novel—an imaginative page-turner about a therapist and her unusual patient, a man who can render himself invisible.

Therapist Victoria Vick is contacted by a cryptic, unlikable man who insists his situation is unique and unfathomable. As he slowly reveals himself, Vick becomes convinced that he suffers from a complex set of delusions: Y__, as she refers to him, claims to be a scientist who has stolen cloaking technology from an aborted government project in order to render himself nearly invisible. He says he uses this ability to observe random individuals within their daily lives, usually when they are alone and vulnerable. Unsure of his motives or honesty, Vick becomes obsessed with her patient and the disclosure of his increasingly bizarre and disturbing tales. Over time, it threatens her career, her marriage, and her own identity.

Interspersed with notes, correspondence, and transcriptions that catalog a relationship based on curiosity and fear, The Visible Man touches on all of Chuck Klosterman’s favorite themes—the consequence of culture, the influence of media, the complexity of voyeurism, and the existential contradiction of normalcy. Is this comedy, criticism, or horror? Not even Y__ seems to know for sure.
Title:The Visible Man: A NovelFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.44 X 5.5 X 1 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.44 X 5.5 X 1 inPublished:December 28, 2012Publisher:ScribnerLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1439184461

ISBN - 13:9781439184462

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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