The Vices (Paperback)

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Troubled by his friend''s possible suicide, the unnamed narrator of Douglas'' new novel launches an all-consuming investigation into Oliver Vice''s life history. Douglas, moving backward through time, tells a mordantly humorous story of fascination turned obsession, as his narrator peels back the layers of the Vice family''s rich and bizarre history.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9781590514153
SKU 218919528
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1590514157
Release Date 8/16/2011
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 0.75T
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Editors Note Oliver Vice, forty-one, prominent philosopher, scholar, and art collector, is missing and presumed dead, over the side of Queen Mary 2.Troubled by his friend’s possible suicide, the unnamed narrator of Lawrence Douglas’ new novel launches an all-consuming investigation into Vice’s life history. Douglas, moving backward through time, tells a mordantly humorous story of fascination turned obsession, as his narrator peels back the layers of the Vice family’s rich and bizarre history. At the heart of the family are Francizka, Oliver’s handsome, overbearing, vaguely anti-Semitic Hungarian mother, and his fraternal twin brother, Bartholomew, a gigantic and troubled young man with a morbid interest in Europe’s great tyrants. As the narrator finds himself drawn into a battle over the family’s money and art, he comes to sense that someone—or perhaps the entire family—is hiding an unsavory past. Pursuing the truth from New York to London, from Budapest to Portugal, he remains oblivious to the irony of the search: that in his need to understand Vice’s life, he is really grappling with ambivalence about his own.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0343
Publisher Other Press (NY)
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