The Subject Steve : A Novel (Paperback)

Author: Lipsyte, Sam

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Meet Steve (not his real name), a Special Case, in truth a Terminal Case, and the eponymous antihero of Sam Lipsyte''s first novel. Steve has been informed by two doctors that he is dying of a condition of unquestioned fatality, with no discernible physical cause. Eager for fame, and to brand the new plague, they dub it Goldfarb-Blackstone Preparatory Extinction Syndrome, or PREXIS for short. Turns out, though, Steve''s just dying of boredom. "The Subject Steve" is a dazzling debut--by turns manic, ebullient, and exquisitely deadpan--Sam Lipsyte is in company with the master American satirists.

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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780312429973
SKU 217024448
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0312429975
Release Date 3/1/2011
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"What a relief! A piece of writing by someone in his thirties that lampoons late-twentieth-century America without naming a single sitcom from the '70s, Top Forty song from the '80s, or any other bit of Gen X shorthand....Such self-restraint alone would be worth celebrating, but first-time novelist Sam Lipsyte provides much more to enjoy...."
"[F]or the most part, Lipsyte's satirical dystopia is a very familiar one. Sinister institutions with unwieldy capitalized names dot the landscape; the line between TV star and religious leader has worn perilously thin in an age where no one is sure what's real anymore; and many of the characters are high out of their minds on futuristic drugs....Where THE SUBJECT STEVE distinguishes itself is on the verbal level; Lipsyte has chosen to smear an opaque goo of purple wordplay between the reader and the action."
"A book about mortality is a risky prospect, but Lipsyte is very funny, and his stylistic high-wire act--a rowdy prose that is by turns shocking and lyrical--is equal to his daring premise."
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Annotation In this satirical novel, the protagonist, who is not actually named Steve, acquires a terminal illness called Goldfarb-Blackstone Preparatory Extinction Syndrome and, as a result, becomes a media star.
Editors Note Meet Steve (not his real name), a Special Case, in truth a Terminal Case, and the eponymous antihero of Sam Lipsyte’s first novel. Steve has been informed by two doctors that he is dying of a condition of unquestioned fatality, with no discernible physical cause. Eager for fame, and to brand the new plague, they dub it Goldfarb-Blackstone Preparatory Extinction Syndrome, or PREXIS for short. Turns out, though, Steve’s just dying of boredom. The Subject Steve is a dazzling debut—by turns manic, ebullient, and exquisitely deadpan—Sam Lipsyte is in company with the master American satirists.
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Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Picador USA

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