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ISBN: 9780399159367
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Published: Blue Rider Press - March 1st, 2016

The eloquently written but nauseatingly discomfiting kind of tale Wagner has built a career on has finally met an accessibility his previous novels lack. Absolutely no one can touch him and humiliation awaits anyone who tries to emulate the high-wire act only he can perform: his Joycean flourish; a manic, satirical irony that would decimate any smug millennial; a sense of ghoulish humor that could embarrass the most hardened dark web dweller.
Though his signature verbosity and stunning cadence is noticeably absent here and there, there is a certain festivity in watching him tone down the linguistic pyrotechnics in service to a plot-driven, black-hearted calliope of a story.