You & Me

You & Me

Padgett Powell, author of the acclaimed The Interrogative Mood and “one of the few truly important American writers of our time” (Sam Lipsyte), returns with a hilarious Southern send-up of Samuel Beckett’s classic Waiting for Godot.

Truly a master of envelope-pushing, post-postmodern American fiction, in a class with Nicholas Baker and Lydia Davis, Powell brilliantly blends the sublime, the trivial, and the oddball in You & Me, as two loquacious gents on a porch… (more)

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Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


Reading You & Me is like having a relaxed and pointless conversation with a couple of your quickest-witted and funniest friends.

Even at its silliest, his new book has a submerged generosity: It offers a fresh model of inner dialogue for troubled times.

Padgett Powell knows a lot of crap about life. Some of us would just like to see it transmuted into rebelliously conventional prose.


Book Details  


Publisher: Ecco (July 31, 2012)

Parent ISBN: 9780062126139

Page count: 208 pages

File size: 416 KB

Language: English

Awards: James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2011 winner


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