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Burlington Public Library F KAUFMAN NOV 2020 39851001568782 New Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780399589683
  • ISBN: 0399589686
  • ISBN: 9780593229156
  • ISBN: 0593229150
  • Physical Description: 705 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2020]

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"B. Rosenberger Rosenberg, neurotic and underappreciated film critic (failed academic, filmmaker, paramour, shoe salesman who sleeps in a sock drawer), stumbles upon a hitherto unseen film by an enigmatic outsider--a film he's convinced will change his career trajectory and rock the world of cinema to its core. His hands on what is possibly the greatest movie ever made, a three-month-long stop-motion masterpiece that took its reclusive auteur ninety years to complete, B. knows that it is his mission to show it to the rest of humanity. The only problem: The film is destroyed, leaving him the sole witness to its inadvertently ephemeral genius. All that's left of this work of art is a single frame from which B. must somehow attempt to recall the film that just might be the last great hope of civilization. Thus begins a mind-boggling journey through the hilarious nightmarescape of a psyche as lushly Kafkaesque as it is atrophied by the relentless spew of Twitter. Desperate to impose order on an increasingly nonsensical existence, trapped in a self-imposed prison of aspirational victimhood and degeneratively inclusive language, B. scrambles to re-create the lost masterwork while attempting to keep pace with an ever-fracturing culture of "likes" and arbitrary denunciations that are simultaneously his bĂȘte noire and his raison d'ĂȘtre."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Film critics > Fiction.
Motion pictures > Fiction.
FICTION > Humorous > Black Humor.
FICTION > Literary.
FICTION > Visionary & Metaphysical.
Film critics.
Motion pictures.
Genre: Satire.
Satire.
Humorous fiction.
Satirical literature.
Humorous fiction.
Satire.
Humorous fiction.
Satirical literature.
Psychological fiction.

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