Lawrence Douglas teaches at Amherst College. He is the author of an acclaimed study of war crimes trials, The Memory of Judgment (Yale University Press, 2001), and coauthor of a book of humor, Sense and Nonsensibility (Simon and Schuster, 2004). His writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Hudson Review, McSweeney’s, and the New Yorker, and he is a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Times Literary Supplement. Douglas lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Other Press On Sale: August 16, 2011 Price: $15.95
Oliver Vice, forty-one, prominent philosopher, scholar, and art collector, is missing and presumed dead, over the side of Queen Mary 2.Troubled by his friend’s possible suicide, the unnamed narrator of Lawrence Douglas’ new novel launches an all-consuming investigation into Vice’s life history. Douglas, moving backward through time, tells a mordantly humorous...
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