Ibid by Mark Dunn
A Life

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“A life by inference is better than no life at all.”
Dunn pushes his propensity for quirky to the limit, creating a full-length novel entirely upon the margins of a fictitious biography of Jonathan Blashette, a three-legged circus performer–cum entrepreneur and humanitarian. When his editor loses the manuscript of this biography, he offers to publish the only text left: his footnotes.
Dunn holds up a funhouse mirror to the pedestaled residents of the twentieth century and has a laugh at the expense of the events and luminaries of an era that perhaps took itself just a little too seriously.
 

About Mark Dunn

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Mark Dunn is the author of more than twenty-five full length plays. Belles and Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain have together received over 150 productions throughout the world and he has been the recipient of several national playwriting awards. His first novel Ella Minnow Pea was met with great critical acclaim and was finalist for the BookSense Book of the Year as wll as winning Borders' Original Voices Book of the Year. Welcome to Higby (2002) was also a BookSense 76 selected title and is now available in paperback Originally from Memphis, TN he now lives in Greenwich Village, NYC.
 
Published October 30, 2009 by MP Publishing Limited. 264 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Reading Dunn's third novel is rather like being served a dinner consisting entirely of turkey necks: you're starving for the whole bird—in this instance, the biography manuscript, supposedly lost in a soapy bath by Dunn's editor.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Instead, citing fictional books like Ringleader: A Life in Circus Management, he offers humorous, often tragicomic, views into Bashette’s life for readers to piece together.

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