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"Jesse Ball creates a likable hero fit for a Kafka novel, but then drops him into a mesmerizing and villainous plot worthy of Ian Fleming and subjects him to the kind of rabbit hole examination of identity we expect from David Lynch. Ball is a sophisticated and fascinating new writer." —Kevin Guilfoile, author of Cast of Shadows
“Jesse Ball’s writing delights on so many levels: ideas, language, and character. His deft touch with weighty material is breathtaking, original, and oddly optimistic. Who would have thought saving the world could be so much fun?” — Bathsheba Monk, author of Now You See It
“Like a tale by Lewis Carroll, Samedi the Deafness teeters on the edge of unreality, plunges right in, and comes back again full circle. From its labyrinth of fictions, through the doubling and deceptive mirrors lining its walls and corridors, spills the eerie glow of some strange, ineffable truth.” —Tom McCarthy, author of Remainder
“Ball has created a strange modern thriller -- Kafka meets Hitchcock -- laden with questions about truth, identity, memory, and the importance of names, a story that casts an unsettling spell.” —Keith Donohue, author of The Stolen Child
“Samedi the Deafness is an urgent book . . . trying intently to tell us something about our world and our way of living, and it challenges us to listen. No serious reader can refuse this challenge.” —Paul La Farge, author of Haussmann, or the Distinction