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Author Dobyns, Stephen, 1941-

Title The wrestler's cruel study : a novel / Stephen Dobyns.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton, [1993]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Basement Materials  DOBYNS, STEPHEN    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  F-DOBYNS    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description 426 pages ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary It's after midnight. Two gorillas are descending the side of a New York high-rise. Can that be? But this is only the beginning of Stephen Dobyns's dazzling new novel. Part quest (in pattern), part comic book (in tone), and chiefly an exploration of a young man's search for his missing fiancee, it deals with such matters as heroes, good and evil, wrestling, kidnapping, and subplots from the Brothers Grimm - all as regarded by an omniscient "camera eye". Come see Michael Marmaduke as he progresses from confused innocence to darker self-knowledge; meet Rose White and her sister Violet, along with Deep Rat, cops Brodsky and Gapski, and Primus Muldoon, manipulator of men, who calls on Nietzsche to draw aside the veil of illusion we hide behind. Stephen Dobyns has invented a compelling world where fun and puns mingle with daring make-believe, and larger-than-life characters play out the crucial human questions: How do we live? How do we handle our demons?
Subject Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863 -- Stories, plots, etc. -- Fiction.
Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859 -- Stories, plots, etc. -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863 (OCoLC)fst00029150
Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859 (OCoLC)fst00029149
Plots (Drama, novel, etc.) (OCoLC)fst01067227
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
Indexed Term Grimm, 1785-1863 Stories, Fiction
Grimm, 1786-1859 Stories, Fiction
New Fiction
Genre/Form Black humor (Literature)
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
ISBN 0393035115
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