A captivating debut from exciting new talent Sean Ferrell, Numb is the endearing tale of a man with no memory or ability to feel pain, who attracts a colorful crowd of sycophants and exploiters while trying to come to terms with who he really is. Fans of the work of Richard Powers, Gary Shteyngart, and Thomas Pynchon—and of the films The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Truman Show, and the cinematic oeuvre of Charlie Kaufman—will love the unique and entertaining Numb.
Praise For Numb: A Novel…
“There are captivating moments and passages.... [Numb] has a lot of heart.” — Publishers Weekly
“Ferrell’s eye-catching debut is a mordant take on contemporary culture.... Artfully barbed entertainment.” — Kirkus Reviews
Harper Perennial, 9780061946509, 288pp.
Publication Date: August 3, 2010
About the Author
Sean Ferrell's story "Building an Elephant" won the Fulton Prize from The Adirondack Review; his short stories have appeared in Bossa Nova Ink, WORDS, Uber, and The Cafe Irreal. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York. Numb is his first novel.