Kornel Esti (Ndp; 1194) (Paperback)
This is one of the funniest and most enjoyable books I have ever read. Every time I think about it, I want to read it again. It will have you questioning the idea of self and the idea of sanity.
-- Nick— From Nick B. Staff Picks
Part Gogol, part Chekhov, and all brilliance, Kosztolanyi in his final book serves up his most magical, radical, and intoxicating work. Here is a novel which inquires: What if your id (loyally keeping your name) decides to strike out on its own, cuts a disreputable swath through the world, and then sends home to you all its unpaid bills and ruined maidens? And then: What if you and your alter ego decide to write a book together?