Parsifal (Tin House Books)
Jim Krusoe, described by The New York Times Book Review as "among the foremost creators of surreal Americana," launches his new novel, Parsifal!
Praise for Toward You:
"Jim Krusoe is the mad scientist, the man behind the curtain . . . Krusoe does something magical with regular words and regular life." --Los Angeles Times
"Jim Krusoe once again proves himself a master of dialogue, sublime wit, and unforgettable characters." --LargeHeartedBoy
Jim Krusoe is the author of the novels Toward You, Erased, Girl Factory, and Iceland; two collections of stories; and five books of poetry. His stories and poems have appeared in the Antioch Review, Bomb, the Chicago Review, the Denver Quarterly, the American Poetry Review, and other publications. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund.
Photo of the author by Sean Dungan.
There's a war going on between the earth and the sky, but that doesn't stop Parsifal, a humble fountain-pen repairman, from revisiting the forest where he was raised by his mom, a woman with a taste for Victoria's Secret lingerie. On his journey, Parsifal, a wise fool if there ever was one, encounters several librarians, a therapist, numerous blind people, and Misty, a beautiful woman who may well be under the influence of recreational drugs. Head-spinning and hilarious, "Parsifal" is a book like no other about the entanglement of the past and present, as well as the limitations of the future.