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Title: JRZDVLZ
By (author): Lee Klein
ISBN10-13: 1944697322 : 9781944697327
Format: Paperback
Pages: 262
Weight: .372 Kg.
Published: Sagging Meniscus Press - October   2017
List Price: 18.99 Pounds Sterling
Availability: In Stock   Qty Available: 7
Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
JRZDVLZ, by Lee Klein, author of The Shimmering Go-Between, is the autobiography of a sympathetic monster on a centuries-spanning quest for redemption. Based on long-suffering legend and historical fact, it’s about the sacrifice, civility, endurance, and humility required to transform a monster into a man.
About The Author:
Lee Klein's fiction, essays, reviews, and translations have appeared in Harper's, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007, and many other sites, journals, and anthologies. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he is also the author of NEUTRAL EVIL ))) (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2020), JRZDVLZ (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2017), The Shimmering Go-Between, Thanks and Sorry and Good Luck: Rejection Letters from the Eyeshot Outbox, and Incidents of Egotourism in the Temporary World. He received a 2015 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Award for his translation of Horacio Castellanos Moya's Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador. He lives outside Philadelphia.
Reviews:
“Propulsive, harrowing, surprisingly humorous, and heartfelt, JRZDVLZis a masterful re-imagining of one of America’s most beguiling—and now, thanks to Lee Klein, most memorable—myths. Literary wizardry at its very best.” - Matthew Vollmer, author of Gateway to Paradise
“Lee Klein’s JRZDVLZ is as ingenious and compelling a composite as the Jersey Devil itself: part bildungsroman, part travelogue, part urban history, part fable, part mythopoeic romance that’s also a profound meditation on isolation and a searing document of self-invention. Benjamin Franklin would be delighted and disturbed. Imagine a shape-shifting, immortal Elephant Man stalking the pages of Ragtime and The Sot-Weed Factor and Mason & Dixon, and you’ll have an idea of what lies within this extraordinary novel.” - Josh Emmons, author of A Moral Tale and Other Moral Tales
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