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About the Author
Percival Everett is the author of several novels, including Glyph, Frenzy, and God’s Country; two story collections; and a children’s book. Raised in Columbia, South Carolina, he now lives in Moreno Valley, California. He is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California and an accomplished painter.
“A mad work of comic genius, combining symbols and myths from ancients and moderns, white culture and black, juxtaposing heartbreaks with farce to make up a narrative that has never, never been told before.”Carolyn See, Los Angeles Times Book Review
“[A] marvelous first novel.”New York Times Book Review
“Very funnysometimes excruciatingly so.”Publishers Weekly
“Who could meld baseball and jazz with the most wistful male myth of allthe Icarus mythremembering that Daedalus really did do it: He flew.”Los Angeles Times Book Review