The Impossibly

HEN PRESS introduction THE asked FOLKS to AT COFFEE HOUSE if I would write an Laird Hunt's first novel, The Impossibly, I said yes. I said yes without thinking. I almost always say no to such requests. But I could not say no.

The Impossibly

When a hit man takes a sabbatical to focus on love, his bosses aren’t happy in an award-winning debut novel that earns comparison to Paul Auster and Kafka. When the anonymous narrator botches an assignment from the clandestine organization that employs him, everyone in his life becomes a participant in his punishment. In the end, he is called out of retirement for a final assignment: to seek and identify his own assassin. A supple, near-surreal noir thriller that is “innovative, comic, bizarre and beautiful, The Impossibly reads as if Donald Barthelme were channeling Alain Robbe-Grillet, Samuel Beckett, Ben Marcus, and reruns of Get Smart” (Time Out New York). This new edition includes an introduction by Percival Everett, an afterword by the author, and the novella, “Green Metal Door,” the first edition’s “lost chapter.”

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The Impossibly
Language: en
Pages: 218
Authors: Laird Hunt
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-01 - Publisher: Coffee House Press

When a hit man takes a sabbatical to focus on love, his bosses aren’t happy in an award-winning debut novel that earns comparison to Paul Auster and Kafka. When the anonymous narrator botches an assignment from the clandestine organization that employs him, everyone in his life becomes a participant in
The Impossibly Perplexing Mr. Pickle
Language: en
Pages: 130
Authors: ANTHONY LYLE
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-24 - Publisher: Author House

Mr. Pickle is an amazing enigma. The children for which he is responsible, are constantly amazed by the adventures that seem to "just happen". Far from being Mary Poppins, Mr. Pickle always seems to be confused and befuddled.
Tricky Vic
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Greg Pizzoli
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-10 - Publisher: Penguin

A New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2015 In the early 1900s, Robert Miller, a.k.a. “Count Victor Lustig,” moved to Paris hoping to be an artist. A con artist, that is. He used his ingenious scams on unsuspecting marks all over the world, from the Czech
Narration in the Fiction Film
Language: en
Pages: 370
Authors: David Bordwell
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

Mimetic theories of narration - Diegetic theories of narration - The viewe's activity - Principles of narration - Sin, murder, and narration - Narration and time - Narration and space - Modes and norms - Classical narration : the Hollywood example - Art-cinema narration - Historical-materialist narration : the soviet
Before Trial
Language: en
Pages: 291
Authors: Richard Harris
Categories: Attorney and client
Type: BOOK - Published: 1887 - Publisher:

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