Jonathan Baumbach's debut—a comic novel with tragic concerns. Peter Becker finds himself coming back after fourteen years to try to pick up his life where he had left it.
“Stephen Dixon’s eighth volume of stories is an almanac of incidents in which life’s semblance of fairness goes haywire. The best of these pieces are so skillful that when every one of them reaches its moment of surreal implausibility, we assume that Mr. Dixon has placed the moment there on purpose, to test the irresistibility of the nightmare logic that’s at work.” —The New York Times Book Review
About Jonathon Baumbach
Born in Brooklyn, Jonathan Baumbach, the son of a painter and father of a filmmaker, is the author of sixteen books, including the much-heralded B, On the Way to My Father’s Funeral, D-Tours, Separate Hours, Reruns, Babble, The Life and Times of Major Fiction, A Man to Conjure With, and Dreams of Molly. His short stories have been widely anthologized, including O. Henry Prize Stories, All Our Secrets are the Same, and Best American Short Stories. He has written extensively on film and is a former chairman of the National Society of Film Critics. In 1973, Baumbach and Peter Spielberg founded Fiction Collective, the first national fiction writers cooperative in America, later reinvented as FC2. He has had cameo roles in all of his son Noah’s films.