The Bend of the World

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March 13, 2017

Mighty strange doings” mark the Pitts­burgh of Jacob Bacharach’s auda­cious and hilar­i­ous debut nov­el, a town where yeti, UFOs, rumors of orgias­tic rites, inti­ma­tions of the Mayan apoc­a­lypse and psy­cho-tem­po­ral dis­tor­tions’ add that extra zing to the bustling night life” (James Wol­cott). On the edge of thir­ty, and com­fort­ably adrift in life, Peter Mor­ri­son finds his per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al life tak­ing a turn for the weird as his attempts to tran­si­tion into adult­hood are thwart­ed by con­spir­a­cies both real and imag­ined in a mad­cap com­ing-of-age nov­el where no one quite comes of age.

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