The Nostalgia Echo by Mickey Hess

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"THE NOSTALGIA ECHO is the best book you will read this year, or any year: the exact antidote to all those tired, humorless, beige-colored novels of recent memory, the writing here pops with both a dazzling intelligence and a devastating depth of character. Mr. Hess carries on in the great tradition of Vonnegut, D. Barthelme, and every other genius literary madman."
—Joe Meno

The wit and inventiveness of Mickey Hess’s world was what first pulled me in, but ultimately it’s the characters, the depth of their struggles, that makes The Nostalgia Echo remarkable. Hess shines a new light on age old questions — Who are we? How can we find what we’re looking for? — and produces a novel so stunningly engrossing, I didn’t want it to end.
—Laura van den Berg, author of What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us

The Nostalgia Echo is ridiculously witty in its observations of the absurdities of pop culture. But more importantly, Mickey Hess has created the most inventive narration technique I’ve ever witnessed.
—Joey Goebel, author of Commonwealth

About Mickey Hess

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Mickey Hess taught part-time for several universities in Kentucky and Indiana before moving to his current position as Assistant Professor of English at Rider University. His books include Icons of Hip Hop, and Is Hip Hop Dead? His writing has appeared in Ninth Letter, Punk Planet, and Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's, Humor Category. He lives in Philadelphia.
Published December 2, 2011 by BookBaby. 331 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A man sets out to find his birth mother, armed only with a Polaroid linking her to prominent “nostalgia theorist” Dr. Everett Barnes, in this jumbled satire from Hess (Is Hip Hop Dead?).

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