Genius: A Novel (Paperback)Thomas Rayfiel (author)
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In Genius, Thomas Rayfiel finds both poignancy and dark humor in deathly illness, family secrets, organized religion, parenting, abortion, gossip, senility, and the mysterious rhythms of small-town life.
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
"Both deeply affecting and rat-a-tat sharp, this new work from Rayfiel (In Pinelight) will -entertain all readers."
"What's remarkable in Genius is Rayfiel's ability to sharply depict and undermine the conventional at once, to make the normal at once utterly familiar, hilariously weird and heartbreakingly poignant--like life." --Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Old-fashioned intricacies and surprises of plot are high on the list of this novel's pleasures." --Valerie Sayers, author of Brain Fever and Who Do You Love
"... Rayfiel's writing capably delivers complex themes like inheritance, sexuality, and disease through the vessels of relatable, contemporary characters and accessible prose." --Chicago Review of Books
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