The Interrogative Mood: A Novel?

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“If Duchamp or maybe Magritte wrote a novel (and maybe they did. Did they?) it might look something like this remarkable little book of Padgett Powell’s.”—Richard FordThe Interrogative Mood is a wildly inventive, jazzy meditation on life and language by the novelist that Ian Frazier hails as “one of the best writers in America, and one of the funniest, too.” A novel composed entirely of questions,...

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Ecco; Reprint edition (October 5, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061859435
ISBN-13: 978-0061859434
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.4 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 586782
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A Doctor and companion adventure never done before. One suspects that a large part of it was that his wife and daughter, who were allowed to travel with him and live in the US and Canada while he spied for the KGB, became Westernized. She has an impressive resume, money in the bank, a designer wardrobe, but lots of fears as her fortieth birthday arrives. As the heroes track the doctor as he murders and causes mayhem, they must fear for their lives as he follows them closely with his evil dacoit henchmen. Holland, the human heroine, is complex, weighed down by grief and the fear of her past life catching up with her. book The Interrogative Mood: A Novel? Pdf. His pure intentions, his noble spirit, and his heroism show the power of love overcoming bigotry and ignorance as Derby tries to cross the line. This was a great sequel in the Bloody Point series. Hence the exhausted and frustrated mom. You just keep plugging along and working hard and things will finally work out. I did enjoy the spice level not too high and not too tame so I did enjoy the stories over all and will read more as I can. I saw some of the same sites of which he writes. Both parents come from dysfunctional families and the damage parents inflict on children is another theme running through the book, as are bigotry and narrow-mindedness.
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There's plenty to say about the fact that this book is composed entirely of questions--how this mode possibly turns the focus of the narrative upon the reader, or how it reverses the hierarchy of reading so that the narrator (interviewer?) becomes th...



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aps the most audacious literary high-wire act since Nicholson Baker’s The Mezzanine or David Foster Wallace’s stories; a playful and profound book that, as Jonathan Safran Foer says, “will sear the unlucky volumes shelved on either side of it. How it doesn’t, itself, combust in flames is a mystery to me.”