Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. In what he calls an "anti-memoir," Richard Rathwell (author of RE: THE DEAD ARTS and many other books) reveals some of his Asperger's Syndrome-sponsored interactions with a world apparently bent on misunderstanding him (and vice versa). A hard book to categorize, QUICKER & DEADER has the grip of a well-crafted novel, the hilarity of the truth-is-funnier-than-fiction storytelling skill of, say, a David Sedaris, and the bite of a politically scathing exposé. "I am a born-again omnivore and coffee junkie. I'm a parent and a husband too," Rathwell says of himself. He's those and a lot more interesting.