A captivating debut from exciting new talent Sean Ferrell, Numb is the endearing tale of a man with no memory or ability to feel pain, who attracts a colorful crowd of sycophants and exploiters while trying to come to terms with who he really is. Fans of the work of Richard Powers, Gary Shteyngart, and Thomas Pynchon—and of the films The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Truman Show, and the cinematic oeuvre of Charlie Kaufman—will love the unique and entertaining Numb.
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The business card is for a dress shop in New York, and this is where they head.At this stage, Numb reads like the opposite of a “run away to the circus” narrative, but soon Numb finds the “real world” New York just as confusing as the circus: Times Square is like “a carnival,” the streets alive w...Aug 03 2010 | Read Full Review of Numb: A Novel
I’ll leave it to you to discover whether Sean Ferrell allows Numb to figure out the answer to that age-old question, but I will tell you that Ferrell sure as hell has served up a book that makes you think about how we define ourselves.Sep 22 2010 | Read Full Review of Numb: A Novel
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