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This novel, a New York Times Notable Book, offers funny and occasionally devastating “portraits of humanity...as beautifully mundane and unique as a fingerprint” (Entertainment Weekly). “Wonderful...the work of a fluid, confident and profoundly talented writer.” --Dave Eggers A highly inventive and corrosively funny story of our times, Want Not exposes three different worlds in various states of disrepair--a young freegan couple living off the grid in New York City; a once-prominent linguist, sacked at midlife by the dissolution of his marriage and his father's losing battle with Alzheimer's; and a self-made debt-collecting magnate, whose brute talent for squeezing money out of unlikely places has yielded him a royal existence, trophy wife included. Want and desire propel these characters forward toward something, anything, more, until their worlds collide, briefly, randomly, yet irrevocably, in a shattering ending that will haunt readers long after the last page is turned. “An impassioned work of fiction.” --Dallas Morning News

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  • ISBN-13: 9780544228085
  • ISBN-10: 0544228081
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: May 2014
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds
  • Page Count: 400