Thanks to the good folks at Five Chapters, I won a set of the new Picador re-issues of Donald Antrim's three novels: The Verificationist, Elect Mr. Robinson For a Better World, The Hundred Brothers. These new editions sport new covers and new introduction by some real literary powerhouses. What kind of literary power am I talking about? Check these names: Jonathan Franzen, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Forever Overhead favorite George Saunders. So these are pretty much 110% awesome.
They're all relatively short novels - each less than 200 pages. Check out the pictures below and read the publisher's summaries. I'm looking forward to reading these! Antrim has been associated with David Foster Wallace and Jonathan Franzen, so this is some of that lit shiz.
This edition has a new introduction by Jonathan Franzen.
Elect Mr. Robinson For a Better World
This edition has a new introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides.
This edition has a new introduction by George Saunders.
Another big THANK YOU to Five Chapters. If you're not familiar with these guys, they publish a short story in five parts each week. If you like short stories, I want to encourage you to check them out.
If you're interested in any of these books you can click the covers below to get more information at Powells.