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By Scott Navicky

The Iraq battle? The housing marketplace cave in? university football’s concussion main issue? How can someone be anticipated to appreciate such complexities, specifically a “horticulturally dyslexic” farmboy with an eighth-grade schooling and a penchant for endlessly false impression, misreading, and misinterpreting the realm? Born on a farm in Ohio, Humboldt is content material to spend his lifestyles “outside among the oxygen and unhurried hydrocarbons.” but if his father’s farm is threatened with foreclosures, Humboldt is compelled to put it aside by way of enrolling in university, best him on an epic absurdist event via Washington politics, manhattan functionality paintings, Boston blue-bloods, post-Katrina New Orleans, a number of murders, and holy resurrections. blending the rate and constitution of Voltaire’s Candide with a heavy dose of Joycean wordplay, and a love of literary acrobatics useful of David Foster Wallace, Scott Navicky's debut novel assails a few of smooth America’s so much loved ideals and associations with the conflict cry: “Ticklez l’infâme!”

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