Author(s): Lars Iyer
Series: Spurious Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Jan 26, 2011
Product Number: EB00177318
Released: Jan 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781935554929
Publisher: Melville House
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In a raucous debut that summons up Britain's fabled Goon Squad comedies, writer and philosopher Lars Iyer tells the story of someone very like himself with a "slightly more successful" friend and their journeys in search of more palatable literary conferences and better gin. One reason for their journeys: the narrator's home is slowly being taken over by a fungus that no one seems to know what to do about. Before it completely swallows his house, the narrator feels compelled to solve some major philosophical questions (such as "Why?") and the meaning of his urge to write, as well as the source of the fungus ... before it is too late. Or, he has to move.