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Mezzanine, The : A Novel

Baker, Nicholson

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ISBN 10: 1555842585 / ISBN 13: 9781555842581
Published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson 1988-10-01, US, 1988
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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135 pages. Authors 1st book. Small stain to rear dust jacket flap. Light shelf-wear, else a clean, tight copy. Record # 462432. Bookseller Inventory # 462432

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Title: Mezzanine, The : A Novel

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicholson 1988-10-01, US

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

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.

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