By Ron Currie
From the “startlingly proficient” (New York Times) writer of Everything Matters!—a daring and well timed novel a few grieving guy devoted to unmasking the function that lies and delusions play in our reactionary times
"Nobody writing this present day walks the knife fringe of cynicism and sentiment extra bravely, intelligently and expectantly than Ron Currie. by way of turns hilarious and heartfelt, The One-Eyed Man is a revelation, a wonder." --Richard Russo
“Dark, soft, and oh-so-timely.” – USA Today
Ron Currie’s 3 past works of fiction have dazzled readers and critics alike with their originality, audacity, and mental perception. A author of designated imaginative and prescient and enormous mind's eye, Currie excels at growing advanced, afflicted, but endearing characters, and his paintings has received comparability to all people from Kurt Vonnegut to George Saunders.
K., the narrator of Currie’s new novel, joins the ranks of alternative nice American literary creations who convey us anything new approximately ourselves. Like Jack Gladney from White Noise, K. is possessed of a hyper-articulate exasperation with the area, and prefer Ignatius J. Reilly in A Confederacy of Dunces, he's a doomed fact teller whom all people misunderstands. After his spouse Sarah dies, K.becomes so wedded to the concept of readability that he infuriates pals and strangers alike. while he intervenes in an armed theft, ok. reveals himself either an inadvertent hero and the megastar of a brand new fact tv software. including Claire, a supermarket clerk with a pointy tongue and a yen for megastar, he travels the rustic, ruffling feathers and gaining reputation on the intersection of yank politics and leisure. yet quickly he discovers that the realm will struggle viciously to maintain its delusions approximately itself.
How Currie's unconventional hero involves locate peace, to reenter the realm, and to be touched back by way of emotion and empathy makes for a dramatic, totally memorable story.