The Subject Steve

A Novel
Product Number: EB00104309
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429968508
Publisher: Picador
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Meet Steve (not his real name), a Special Case, in truth a Terminal Case, and the eponymous antihero of Sam Lipsyte's first novel. Steve has been informed by two doctors that he is dying of a condition of unquestioned fatality, with no discernible physical cause. Eager for fame, and to brand the new plague, they dub it Goldfarb-Blackstone Preparatory Extinction Syndrome, or PREXIS for short. Turns out, though, Steve's just dying of boredom. The Subject Steve is a dazzling debut-by turns manic, ebullient, and exquisitely deadpan-Sam Lipsyte is in company with the master American satirists.

Author(s): Sam Lipsyte
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2011

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