Nicholson Baker House of Holes

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House of Holes

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Shandee finds a friendly arm at a granite quarry. Ned drops down a hole in a golf course. Luna meets a man made of light bulbs at a tanning parlor. So begins Nicholson Baker's fuse-blowing, sex-positive escapade, House of Holes. Baker, the bestselling author of The Mezzanine, Vox, and The Fermata, who 'writes like no one else in America' (Newsweek), returns to erotic territory with a gleefully over-the-top novel set in a pleasure resort, where normal rules don't apply. Visitors, pulled in via their drinking straws or the dryers in laundromats, can undergo crotchal transfers . . . make love to trees . . . visit the Groanrooms and the twelve-screen Porndecahedron . . . or pussy-surf the White Lake. It's very expensive, of course, but there are work-study programs. In charge of day-to-day operations is Lila, a former hospital administrator whose breast milk has unusual regenerative properties. Brimful of good-nature, wit, and surreal sexual vocabulary, House of Holesis a modern-day Hieronymous Boschian bacchanal that is sure to surprise, amuse, and arouse.

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Nicholson Baker was born in 1957 and attended the Eastman School of Music and Haverford College. He is the author of several novels, including The Mezzanine, Vox and The Fermata, and House of Holes; and four works of non fiction, U and I, The Size of Thoughts, Double Fold (winner of the 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award), and Human Smoke. He lives in Maine.

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Los Angles Times Summer 2011 Reading List The Millions Most Anticipated Books of 2011 List New York Magazine "Anticipated Summer Book" "Hoo-boy, people, get ready for this book. It is going to be Talked About. There will be fistfights in the hallways of your local public library...It made me hoot out loud every other page or so, and on a few occasions my mouth actually, literally dropped open. Just get ready."-Sam Anderson, NYTimes.com "Even a galley of Nicholson Baker's new novel, 'House of Holes: A Book of Raunch' (due in Aug.), is hot enough to burn your fingers."-Dwight Garner, New York Times critic via Twitter "arguably [Baker's] most inventive [book]."-New York Observer "Baker returns to the eroticism of his earlier Vox and The Fermata but kicks it up about a dozen notches."-Kirkus "[U]nderneath the pornographic veneer of Baker's writing is an engaging commentary on society's distinction between sexual and aesthetic experience...Purposefully explicit and outlandish, Baker playfully critiques the modern, mechanical portrayal of sex with unrestrained erotic experience...this open expression of eroticism [is] refreshing and honest."-Library Journal

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