Parsifal by Jim Krusoe

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There's a war going on between the earth and the sky, but that doesn’t stop Parsifal, a humble fountain-pen repairman, from revisiting the forest where he was raised. On his journey, Parsifal—a wise fool if there ever was one—encounters several librarians, a therapist, numerous blind people, and Misty, a beautiful woman who may well be under the influence of recreational drugs.

Head-spinning and hilarious, Parsifal is a book like no other about the entanglement of the past and present, as well as the limitations of the future.

About Jim Krusoe

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Jim Krusoe is the author of the novels Toward You, Erased, Girl Factory, and Iceland; two collections of stories; and five books of poetry. His stories and poems have appeared in the Antioch Review, Bomb, the Chicago Review, the Denver Quarterly, the American Poetry Review, and other publications. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund.
Published July 10, 2012 by Tin House Books. 266 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Outrageous developments are relayed with deadpan irony, as when Parsifal’s father believes that his oversexed secretary’s short, tight suit is “well within the limits of good taste.” With a passive hero at its core, Parsifal becomes a piquant commentary on tensions between nostalgia and r...

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Englewood Review of Books

I was drawn to Jim Krusoe’s novel Parsifal the same way as I was to Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore: both synopses promised original storylines with unforgettable surrealist imagery.

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