Totally Killer: A Novel

Paperback | September 29, 2009

byGreg Olear

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“Smart, unexpected, and wonderfully savage in its humor. Totally Killer nails, without mercy, the mood and minutiae of a weary <_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">America at the end of the 20th century.”
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Debut novelist Greg Olear gets nostalgic for a recently bygone era with Totally Killer—a quirky, darkly funny, and fiendishly clever noirish tale of intrigue and suspense. The ’90s are back in this brilliant collision of conspiracy theory and pop culture that ingeniously blends assassination, politics, paranoia, Dick Cheney, CIA duplicity, and Duran Duran. The raves are already rolling in for this wonderfully twisted tale of an innocent and beautiful young Midwestern girl who finds a “totally killer” job through a most unusual employment agency in <_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">New York City. Jerry Stahl, bestselling author of Permanent Midnight, says, “The title doesn’t lie—Totally Killer truly is.”

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“Smart, unexpected, and wonderfully savage in its humor. Totally Killer nails, without mercy, the mood and minutiae of a weary America at the end of the 20th century.”—Brad Listi, author of Attention. Deficit. Disorder. Debut novelist Greg Olear gets nostalgic for a recently bygone era with Totally Killer—a quirky, darkly funny, and fi...

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Conspiracy and pop culture collide in 1991 New York in this dark debut from Greg Olear.Taylor Schmidt—twenty-three, single, and jobless—arrives in the Big Apple desperate for work and hungry for love. Through the Quid Pro Quo Employment Agency she finds the perfect job and the perfect boyfriend . . . but perfection has its price.Part t...

Greg Olearis the senior editor of the lit blogThe Nervous Breakdownand the author of the novelTotally Killer. His work has appeared in therumpus.net, Babble.com,themillions.com,Chronogram, andHudson Valley Magazine. A professor of creative writing at Manhattanville College, he lives with his family in New Paltz, New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061735299

ISBN - 13:9780061735295

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“I totally loved Totally Killer. It’s American Psycho meets I Love the ’90s. It’s The Firm with an ironic, sexy twist. Flawless writing, funny, sweet, and thrilling, Totally Killer is a fast moving page-turner that had me hooked from the first page.”