A Curable Romantic

By Joseph Skibell
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781565129290, 608pp.)

Publication Date: September 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Compact Disc, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the October 2010 Indie Next List
“Joseph Skibell is one of America's great unsung writers. His new novel, A Curable Romantic, is funny, dark, and profound. If there is justice in the world, it will win a major prize next year. Skibell writes amazing prose that carries you like a dream through a complicated plot without ever leaving you impatient. Fine literary tears will be cried.”
-- Paul Ingram, Prairie Lights Books, Iowa City, IA


Description
I fell in love with Emma Eckstein the moment I saw her from the fourth gallery of the Carl Theater, and this was also the night I met Sigmund Freud. So goes the life, times, and loves of Dr. Jakob Sammelsohn, a fairly incurable romantic venturing optimistically through modern history. In this inventive and satiric tour de force, Joseph Skibell, award-winning author of "A Blessing on the Moon," presents a picaresque novel of exile that could spring only from the imagination of a virtuoso.
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