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barth's the end of the road
  As She Climbed Across the Table by Jonathan Lethem is undoubtedly one of this season's most exciting new novels. Centering on perhaps the most bizarre love triangle you will ever encounter, it is both audacious in concept and brilliant in its execution. Already being hailed as an heir to Don DeLillo and Thomas Pynchon, Lethem is a dazzlingly clever writer you will be soon be hearing a lot about. The author reads from the novel for Bold Type, and we sat down with his editor Bill Thomas to discuss what makes Jonathan Lethem so utterly original. Finally, read the author's essay on one of his biggest influences, John Barth, and sample part of Barth's classic, The End of the Road.

Jonathan Lethem is shown holding a dog that does not belong to him. Photo Credit: Pamela Jackson.

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