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Percival Everett

Percival Everett

·3.89·10,808 Ratings
“ Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. ” ― Michelangelo
Authors' Books
  • American Desert

    2004·
    ·3.7·413 Ratings
    Part parable, part fantasy novel, part laugh-out-loud satire, American Desert is the story of Theodore Street, a college professor on the brink of committing suicide. When the decision is taken out of his hands--he's hit by a car and his head is severed f
  • The Impossibly

    2001·
    ·3.88·95 Ratings
    "The first time we met, it was about a stapler, I think."Deadpan delivery and a sly eye for detail characterize the anonymous secret agent in Laird Hunt's tense, funny spy noir. When the nameless narrator botches an assignment for the clandestine organiz
  • Watershed

    2003·
    ·3.94·149 Ratings
    A rediscovered classic of politics, murder, espionage, for the first time in paperbackOn a windswept landscape somewhere north of Denver, Robert Hawks, a feisty and dangerously curious hydrologist, finds himself enmeshed in a fight over Native American tr
  • Damned if I Do

    2004·
    ·3.88·270 Ratings
    An exceptional new collection of short stories by Percival Everett, author of the highly praised and wickedly funny novel ErasurePeople are just naturally hopeful, a term my grandfather used to tell me was more than occasionally interchangeable with stupi
  • God's Country

    2003·
    ·3.89·275 Ratings
    The unlikely narrator through this tale of misadventures is one Curt Marder: gambler, drinker, cheat, and would-be womanizer. It's 1871, and he's lost his farm, his wife, and his dog to a band of marauding hooligans. With nothing to live on but a desire t
  • Wounded

    2005·
    ·3.82·400 Ratings
    Training horses is dangerous--a head-to-head confrontation with a 1,000 pounds of muscle and little sense takes courage, but more importantly patience and smarts. It is these same qualities that allow John and his uncle Gus to live in the beautiful high d
  • Glyph

    2004·
    ·3.77·358 Ratings
    Praise for Glyph: Carol Muske-Dukes"Glyph is an answer-- and an antidote-- to not only what ails the Academy, but what ails a society without the self-knowledge to satirize itself. Percival Everett's infant genius protagonist vaults out of the playpen lik
  • A History of the African-American People [Proposed] by Strom Thurmond

    2004·
    ·3.85·199 Ratings
    Praise for Percival Everett:“If Percival Everett isn’t already a household name, it’s because people are more interested in politics than truth.”—Madison Smartt Bell, author of The Washington Square Ensemble“Everett’s talent is multifaceted,
  • The Water Cure

    2007·
    ·3.5·149 Ratings
    I am guilty not because of my actions, to which I freely admit, but for my accession, admission, confession that I executed these actions with not only deliberation and premeditation but with zeal and paroxysm and purpose . . . The true
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