Something for Nothing (Paperback)
Algonquin Books, 9781616200220, 352pp.
Publication Date: June 7, 2011
Smart, suspenseful, and funny, David Anthony's debut is a perfect snapshot of America's misguided pursuit of happiness—then, and now.
About the Author
Praise For Something for Nothing…
“Anthony’s first novel…speeds to an adrenaline-charged climax in a conflict fueled by greed. Provocative, genre-spanning fiction by an author to watch.”—Booklist
“[A] clever and surprisingly heartfelt debut… The parallels Anthony draws between the 1974 economic crisis and our own are successful precisely because they’re not overt, just like his depiction of Martin as an antihero succeeds because his ridiculous antics are laced with a yearning to belong that’s so intense it borders on deranged innocence, rendering him the most lovable drug smuggler in ages.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“[Anthony’s] achievement here is his main character’s tragicomic inner life. As Martin spins out rationalizations and fantasies—he reckons himself to be on a moral par with Robin Hood or Jack the Giant Killer—readers will laugh and point fingers, but they will also see something of themselves.”—ForeWord Reviews