The Brunist Day of Wrath (Hardcover)

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A new Robert Coover novel! And classic Coover at that. Peopled with singers singing folk & children behaving badly; drunks gambling,
gamblers cheating, loosey-ladies & goosey-gentlemen, and a fair share of confused here & theres beside themselves if nobody else. The
millennial cult of Coover’s West Condon has it all -- saints and saviors, divine fury and comedy. Brothers &
sisters, the end is at hand!  This is a
big book, oh my is it ever . . . but it’s teeming with a small town’s worth of rounded-out,
realized characters, and each page is crafted with more joy and panache than most American novels these
days dare.





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— Brad J.


West Condon, small-town USA, five years later: the Brunists are back, loonies and "cretins" aplenty in tow, wanting it all--sainthood and salvation, vanity and vacuity, God's fury and a good laugh--for the end is at hand.

The Brunist Day of Wrath, the long-awaited sequel to the award-winning The Origin of the Brunists, is both a scathing indictment of fundamentalism and a careful examination of a world where religion competes with money, common sense, despair, and reason.

Robert Coover has published fourteen novels, three books of short fiction, and a collection of plays since The Origin of the Brunists received the William Faulkner Foundation First Novel Award in 1966. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, and Playboy, amongst many other publications. A long-time professor at Brown University, he makes his home Providence, Rhode Island.

About the Author

Robert Coover has published fourteen novels, three short story collections, and a collection of plays since The Origin of the Brunists received the The William Faulkner Foundation First Novel Award in 1966. At Brown University, where he has taught for over thirty years, he established the International Writers Project, a program that provides an annual fellowship and safe haven to endangered international writers who face harassment, imprisonment, and suppression of their work in their home countries. In 1990-91, he launched the world's first hypertext fiction workshop, was one of the founders in 1999 of the Electronic Literature Organization, and in 2002 created CaveWriting, the first writing workshop in immersive virtual reality. Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times has said "Of all the postmodern writers, Robert Coover is probably the funniest and most malicious, mixing up broad social and political satire with vaudeville turns, lewd pratfalls, and clever word plays that make us rethink both the mechanics of the world and our relationship to it." Coover has also received awards from the Lannan Foundation, American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Endowment of the Arts, and the Rea Lifetime Short Story Award.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781938604386
ISBN-10: 1938604385
Publisher: Dzanc Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2014
Pages: 1005
Language: English