The author of the acclaimed novels Gospel and Emma Who Saved My Life, Wilton Barnhardt is a writer of rare and extraordinary talent who has yet to walk the same ground twice. With Show World he offers a contemporary woman's story that will haunt its every reader. Samantha Flint, the figure at the book's center, flees the Midwest for Smith College to shake her past, to invent a future she can live with. There she meets the redoubtable Mimi Mohr; together and apart they move from New York to D. C. to L. A. Yet even as each new city takes them to fresh heights of power and wealth, everything Sam wants seems to elude her--and after a series of lapses, both desperate and careless, she finds her dreams have turned against her.
A work of wicked satire and unmatched imagination, Show World is Wilton Barnhardt's clear-eyed estimate of America and what we all want out of her.
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"In Wilton Barnhardt we have a new novelist who looks around him, a young novelist with a sense of history." --The Los Angeles Times Book Review on Wilton Barnhardt
"Anyone who came of age during the 1970s will thoroughly identify with and relish Wilton Barnhardt's latest, Show World....once again, he leaves his readers wanting more." --Dallas Morning News
"Barnhardt, as usual, is thinking big here....[Show World] is simply a good hard look at the world the way it is....It's a cautionary tale to be sure, a reminder to hold tight and hang on." --New Orleans Times-Picayune
"Barnhardt has a gift for satire and an eye for dialogue." --Chicago Tribune
"Fast-paced and sardonic, Show World astutely observes the inverted values of its wickedly drawn characters." --BooklsitAbout the Author:
Wilton Barnhardt has been described as a "novelist who looks around him, a young novelist with a sense of history" by the Los Angeles Times; the San Diego Tribune has written that he "has a gift for carving out sparkling, unforgettable scenes and creating people not quite like any others you've seen before." His other novels include Emma Who Saved My Life and Gospel, both available from Picador USA. Barnhardt lives in Long Beach, California.
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Book Description Picador USA, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0312208103
Book Description Picador USA, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312208103
Book Description Picador USA, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312208103