A masterful new novel brings us more of the ”strange brilliance” that has captivated readers
From the wildly inventive author of the novels How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive and Golden Delicious comes a new novel unlike anything you have ever read.
Suddenly, everything becomes slippery; A man grows a wall inside himself; A bookstore owner meets a woman with an invisible dog; hearts take vacations and language is kept in zoos. Boucher’s novel brings us more of the “strange brilliance” — in the words of Emily St. John Mandel – that drew readers to his novels.
“Chris Boucher’s Big Giant Floating Head plays by an improbable logic all its own, and is heartbreaking and hilarious in the manner of Brautigan and Flann O’Brien, or a Krazy Kat comic redrawn by M.C. Escher.” —Jonathan Lethem
“Boucher makes the world come alive by making language come alive.” – George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo
“This is a novel of mad vitality, much invention, and serious fun.”—Kevin Barry, author of City of Bohane, IMPAC Winner
“Hilarious, dark and stunningly surreal. Each chapter shines with singular wonder as Boucher harnesses his unique brand of fabulism to deftly explore the tragicomic terrain of love and loss. This novel will surprise and delight, make you laugh out loud even as it breaks your heart.”—Mona Awad, author of Bunny