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Hark : a novel / Sam Lipsyte.

Hark : a novel / Sam Lipsyte.
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ISBN 9781783783212 (paperback)
Author Lipsyte, Sam, 1968- author.
Title Hark : a novel / Sam Lipsyte.
Publisher/Date London : Granta, 2019.
©2019
Pagination etc. 284 pages ; 22 cm
Summary Note In an America convulsed by political upheaval, cultural discord, environmental collapse and spiritual confusion, many folks are searching for peace, salvation, and - perhaps most immediately - just a little damn focus. Enter Hark Morner, an unwitting guru whose technique of Mental Archery - a combination of mindfulness, mythology, fake history, yoga, and, well, archery - is set to captivate the masses and raise him to near-messiah status. It's a role he never asked for, and one he is woefully underprepared to take on. But his inner-circle of modern pilgrims have other plans, as do some suddenly powerful fringe players, including a renegade Ivy League ethicist, a gentle Swedish kidnapper, a crossbow-hunting veteran of jungle drug wars, a social media tycoon with an empire on the skids, and a mysteriously influential (but undeniably slimy) catfish. In this social satire of the highest order, Sam Lipsyte, author of the bestselling novel The Ask and master of the form, reaches new peaks of daring in a novel that revels in contemporary absurdity and the wild poetry of everyday language while exploring the emotional truths of his characters - men, women and children seeking meaning and dignity in a chaotic, ridiculous and often dangerous world.
Subject Gurus -- Fiction
United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Fiction
Satirical literature.
Shelf Location F LIPS
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