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"James McCourt is an ecstatic fabulist, robustly funny and inventive, and touchingly in love with his subject."--"Newsweek"
"James McCourt's "Now Voyagers" is a sustained fugue of inspiration. Scathing wit, gentle ironies, comic pratfalls hurtle by at express speed. Reading it is like holding your breath for several hours. . . . The language that delivers this extraordinary novel shimmers and crackles. Even the longest sentences dance their surefooted way through thickets of references that call up every detail of 1950s New York. . . . Through the book runs a passion for opera, its iconic performances, its grand gestures and green jealousies. "Now Voyagers" is itself a grand opera, a Brobdingnanian masterpiece. . . . This is a big novel--big in size, big in ambition, big in its emotions, big in its capacious reach. There has been nothing like it for many a year."--Brian O'Doherty
"Now Voyagers" is the long-awaited sequel to James McCourt's first novel, the comic masterpiece "Mawrdew Czgowchwz" (pronounced "mardu gorgeous"). About James McCourt and his earlier work, Susan Sontag wrote, "Bravo, James McCourt, a literary countertenor in the exacting tradition of Firbank and Nabakov, who makes his daringly self-assured debut with this intelligent and very funny book."
James McCourt is the author of "Queer Street," a "Publishers Weekly" Best Book of 2003. He is the author of three novels and two short story collections and has contributed to "The Yale Review," "The New Yorker," and "The Paris Review."
Title: Now Voyagers; Some Divisions of the Saga of Mawrdew Czgowchwz, Oltrano. Authenticated By Persons Represented Therein. Book One: The Night Sea Journey
Edition: Advance Reader's Edition
Publisher: Turtle Point Press: 2007
ISBN Number: 1933527080
ISBN Number 13: 9781933527086
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Near Fine
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 105019
Description: This is an ARC/Review/Proof copy for limited distribution to the trade. New, unread book in near fine condition; the only blemish being a slight crease to lower back cover. Wrapped in mylar to protect covers.