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Nicholson Baker

Nicholson Baker was born in 1957 and attended the Eastman School of Music and Haverford College. He has published six previous novels and three works of nonfiction, including Double Fold, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001.

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Checkpoint
Written by Nicholson Baker
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2005
$10.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7985-8 (1-4000-7985-3)

From Nicholson Baker, best-selling author of Vox and the most original writer of his generation, his most controversial novel yet. Read more






Vintage Baker
Written by Nicholson Baker
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2004
$9.95/13.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7860-8 (1-4000-7860-1)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Nicholson Baker has established himself as one of our most brilliant observers of everyday experience. With his keen perception, flawless prose, and endless wit, he has composed both fiction and nonfiction that has become an essential part of our literature.

Vintage Baker contains generous... Read more






A Box of Matches
Written by Nicholson Baker
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2004
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70603-5 (0-375-70603-8)

Emmett has a wife and two children, a cat, and a duck, and he wants to know what life is about. Every day he gets up before dawn, makes a cup of coffee in the dark, lights a fire with one wooden match, and thinks.

What Emmett thinks about is the subject... Read more






Double Fold
Written by Nicholson Baker
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2002
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-72621-7 (0-375-72621-7)

The ostensible purpose of a library is to preserve the printed word. But for fifty years our country’s libraries–including the Library of Congress–have been doing just the opposite, destroying hundreds of thousands of historic newspapers and replacing them with microfilm copies that are difficult to read, lack all the color and... Read more






The Everlasting Story of Nory
Written by Nicholson Baker
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1999
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-76375-8 (0-679-76375-9)

Our supreme fabulist of the ordinary now turns his attention on a 9-year-old American girl and produces a novel as enchantingly idiosyncratic as any he has written. Nory Winslow wants to be a dentist or a designer of pop-up books. She likes telling stories and inventing dolls. She has nightmares about... Read more






The Size of Thoughts
Written by Nicholson Baker
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1997
$17.95/21.50(Canada) | 978-0-679-77624-6 (0-679-77624-9)

The bestselling author of Vox and The Fermata devotes his hyperdriven curiosity and magnificently baroque prose to the fossils of punctuation and the lexicography of smut, delivering to readers a provocative and often hilarious celebration of the neglected aspects of our experience. 368 pp. 15,000 print. Read more






The Fermata
Written by Nicholson Baker
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1995
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-75933-1 (0-679-75933-6)

Having turned phone sex into the subject of an astonishing national bestseller in Vox, Baker now outdoes himself with an outrageously arousing, acrobatically stylish "X-rated sci-fi fantasy that leaves Vox seeming more like mere fiber-optic foreplay" (Seattle Times). "Sparkling."--San Francisco Chronicle. Read more






Vox
Written by Nicholson Baker
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1993
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74211-1 (0-679-74211-5)

Baker has written a novel that remaps the territory of sex--solitary and telephonic, lyrical and profane, comfortable and dangerous. Written in the form of a phone conversation between two strangers, Vox is an erotic classic that places the author in the first rank of America's major writers. Read more






U and I
Written by Nicholson Baker
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1992
$12.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73575-5 (0-679-73575-5)

Baker muses on the creative process via his obsession with John Updike. Read more





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