Krazy Kat, Ignatz Mouse, and other Coconino County residents travel to Alamoqordo, New Mexico, where Krazy is awed by a giant tower and Ignatz falls for J. Robert Oppenheimer
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Krazy Kat adores Ignatz Mouse. She sees the bricks he hurls at her head as tokens of love, and each day Ignatz arranges a cunningly different method of delivery for his missile. But when Ignatz and Krazy witness the mega-brick explosion in the desert, Krazy becomes depressed, and refuses to perform. To coax her back to work so they can regain their lost limelight, Ignatz invents his own brand of psychotherapy, orchestrates her kidnapping, and tries to seduce Krazy with promises of stardom from a Hollywood producer. As the mouse confronts the Kat with bewildering new concepts like sex, death, and politics, Ignatz and Krazy begin yearning to become round, for a fullness of body and spirit beyond their two-dimensional realm.
Forming an altogether witty and winning counterpoint to George Herriman?s classic comic strip, Jay Cantor?s kinetic novel has become a classic in its own right, one of those masterpieces that creates its own unforgettable universe.
Jay Cantor is the author of two other novels, The Death of Che Guevara and Great Neck, and two books of essays, The Space Between: Literature and Politics and On Giving Birth to One’s Own Mother. A MacArthur Prize fellow, Cantor teaches at Tufts University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife Melinda Marble, and their daughter, Grace.
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Book Description Collier Books, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0020420811
Book Description Collier Books, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st Collier Books ed. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0020420811