Three Delays : A Novel (Paperback)

Author: Smith, Charlie

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From Charlie Smith, author of five "New York Times" Notable Books, comes his first novel in 14 years, which follows the troubled lives of two lovers as they combat their passions and each other.


Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780061859458
SKU 212585682
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0061859451
Release Date 5/18/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.25L x 1T
"Smith's prose is the star: it's unruly, full of an agitated energy, darkly funny and generously dashed with lyricism."
"[B]oth beautiful and disastrous....A few pages in, you'll feel as if you're immersed in an absolutely separate world....THREE DELAYS is not the kind of book you can synopsize in three sentences to the stranger in the airplane seat beside you. I'd rather appreciate it for what it is: a cataract of gorgeous sentences, a paean to a lurid, lavish, buzzing and heart-pulping world."
"The book soars and scuffles according to the logic of its language rather than plot; it's a quietly masterful work by Charlie Smith, an award-winning poet and novelist."
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Annotation Returning to the fiction form for the first time in more than ten years, poet/novelist Charlie Smith unleashes his pulsating prose to tell the global tale of a pair of lovers who are star-crossed and star-cursed. Billy Brent and Alice Stephens have been like magnets since childhood, only their charges keep reversing, keeping them locked in a rhythmic dance of attraction and repulsion. They travel the world trying to flee and find one another, from Istanbul to Venice to Mexico, selling drugs and committing crimes along the way, but whenever they finally collide, the results are catastrophic. Smith routinely racks up hyperbolic comments from his audience and his fellow authors, and THREE DELAYS may be his most dazzling display of literary greatness to date.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0352
Publisher Harper Perennial

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