30 (Hardcover)

By Stephen Dixon

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805059236, 656pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1999

List Price: 30.00*
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In 30 Dixon presents us with life according to Gould, his brilliant fictional narrator who shares with us his thoroughly examined life from start to several finishes, encompassing his real past, imagined future, mundane present, and a full range of regrets, lapses, misjudgments, feelings, and the whole set of human emotions. All of Gould's foibles -- his lusts and obsessions, fears and anxieties -- are conveyed with such candor and lack of pretension that we can't help but be seduced into recognizing a little bit of Could in us or perhaps a lot of us in Gould. For Gould is indeed an Everyman for the end of the millennium, a good man trying to live an honest life without compromise and without losing his mind.