With the literary inventiveness of Paul Auster and the dark absurdity of Kafka, Laird Hunt’s impressive debut is a smart, funny noir that is as fittingly spare as a bare ceiling light. Deadpan delivery and a sly eye for detail characterize The Impossibly’s anonymous narrator, and when the nameless operative botches an assignment for the clandestine organization that employs him, everyone in his life—including his girlfriend—is revealed to be either true-blue, double operative, or both. The narrator’s final chilling assignment—to identify his own assassin—masterfully dismantles the reader’s own analysis of the evidence. This is a fresh, daring love story set in a world of crime and deep confusion, told by an unreliable and not-unhumorous individual, who is more interested in love than in crime and is clearly ill-equipped for both.
OTHER GREAT AUDIOBOOKSLiterary Fiction 1
This collection contains all titles from our first literary fiction release. Titles include: – All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman – Castle by Robert J. Lennon – Century by Ray Smith – Collected Fictions by Gordon Lish – … Continue reading →
The Good Soldier
The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion is a 1915 novel by English novelist Ford Madox Ford. It is set just before World War I and chronicles the tragedy of Edward Ashburnham, the soldier to whom the title refers, and … Continue reading →
Reversing over Liberace
Life, love and unlikely legacies. Willow runs into Luke, the unrequited lust-of-her-life, ten years on and this time around he’s interested –– she’s lost twenty pounds and found fashion. But her best friends are suspicious that it’s too good to … Continue reading →
In Greek myth, Alcestis is known as the ideal good wife; she loved her husband so much that she died to save his life and was sent to the underworld in his place. In this poetic and vividly-imagined debut, Katharine … Continue reading →