Memoir From Antproof Case

Memoir From Antproof Case

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Book - 1995
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From the bestselling author of A Winter's Tale and A Soldier of the Great War comes a work of astounding prose. Helprin combines adventure, satire, flights of transcendence, and high comedy with memories of a place that no longer exists to tell the story of a man who, in the face of the world's cruelty, refuses to stop loving.
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Harcourt Brace & Co., 1995
ISBN: 9780151000975
0151000972
Branch Call Number: HEL
Characteristics: 514 p. ;,24 cm

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lukasevansherman
Mar 24, 2014

"You're an investment banker. That means you don't know how to do a goddamned thing but skim the top off the money that real people make."
Mark Helprin's seen a surge in popularity thanks to the truly terrible looking film adaptation of his novel, "Winter's Tale." While you're waiting for that one, check out this eccentric, colorful and virtuosic "memoir" by a very likely (and likable) unreliable narrator. His picaresque life includes stints as a polite (shot down twice), investment banker, thief and quixotic anti-coffee advocate. There are touches of Marquez's spirited storytelling and Pynchon's absurd humor, but Helprin has a style and wit all his own. Bonus for being perhaps the only novel with "antproof" in the title.

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