Nicholson Baker The Mezzanine

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The Mezzanine

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In his startling, witty, and inexhaustibly inventive novel, bestselling author Nicholson Baker uses a one-story escalator ride as the occasion for a dazzling reappraisal of everyday objects and rituals. From the humble milk carton to the act of tying one’s shoes, The Mezzanine at once defamiliarizes the familiar world and endows it with loopy and euphoric poetry. At first glance, The Mezzanine appears to be a book about nothing. In reality, it is a brilliant celebration of things, simultaneously demonstrating the value of reflection and the importance of everyday human experiences.

“Captures the spirit of American corporate life and invests it with a passion and sympathy that is entirely unexpected.” — The Seattle Times

“A constant delight . . . among the year’s best.” — The Boston Globe

“Baker writes with appealing charm . . . [He] clowns and shows off . . . rambles and pounces hard; he says acute things, extravagant things, terribly funny things.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review

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Turns an ordinary ride up an office escalator into a meditation on our relations with familiar objects--shoelaces, straws, and more. Baker's debut novel, and a favorite amongst many of us here.

About the Author:

Nicholson Baker is the author of eight novels — The Mezzanine, Room Temperature, Vox, The Fermata, The Anthologist, A Box of Matches, Checkpoint, and The Everlasting Story of Nory — and four works of nonfiction, including Human Smoke. He lives with his wife and two children in Maine.

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