As She Climbed Across the Table by Jonathan Lethem
As She Climbed Across the Table
Author: Jonathan Lethem
Title: As She Climbed Across the Table
ISBN10: 0571205895
ISBN13: 978-0571205899
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Faber and Faber (2001)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1379 kb
Size epub: 1893 kb
Rating: 4.8 ✪
Votes: 435
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Philip is in love with Alice. As the novel opens, he is beginning to lose her. Not to another man, as he fears, but to, literally, nothing. Alice is a physicist, and a team at the University where both she and Philip work has created a hole, a vacuum, a doorway of nothingness inside the laboratory. They call it "Lack." Alice becomes obsessed with Lack, as Philip is obsessed by Alice.

The novel is at the same time an astute and wise portrait of unrequited love (albeit of a very unusual kind) a hilarious academic parody, a novel of ideas and a social satire. It is utterly original, but in the school of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Katherine Dunn, and David Foster Wallace.

Passion, humor, yearning and knowledge, blended together in a suspenseful love story that could be characterized as "American Magical Realism."