Further Adventures

Further Adventures

by Jon Stephen Fink


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A classic rediscovered: Further Adventures is Jon Stephen Fink’s wildly original, uproarious novel of superheroes and survival, now available for the first time in a briefer, tighter, “director’s cut.” A novel that presaged works like Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Further Adventures is the unforgettable story of one man’s half-blind but wholehearted attempt to right the wrongs of a society gone astray.

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ISBN-13: 9780061715433
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Series: P.S. Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jon Stephen Fink is the author of the novel Further Adventures, which has just been re-issued by Harper Perennial in an edition newly revised by the author. His poetry has been published in the Chicago Review and The New York Quarterly, among other magazines. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Los Angeles, he now lives in Great Britain, where he is working on his sixth novel, The Return of The Green Ray.

What People are Saying About This

James Poniewozic

“Adventures uses Green’s semi-literate style to beautiful effect. . . . Further Adventures is creative, wrenching, even funny—an intelligent look at pop morality taken to its logical extreme.”

Madison Smartt Bell

“A stylistic tour de force....engagingly comic, hypnotically seductive...an authentically psychotic monologue [blending] the bombastic strains of superhero fantasia and a familiar streak of ironic Jewish pragmatism....charismatic.”

Douglas Adams

“Extraordinary. . . . The novel that’s surprised and impressed me most this year.”

Chris Petrakos

“Dazzling. . . . never loses [its] light touch. . . . Fink not only faithfully recreates the old world of radio serials, but also brings his naïve main character into the morally ambiguous 1980s and gives him a sad, stubborn dignity.”

Terry Bisson

“Marvelous. …[its] two plots, past and present, trot in and out of the ring like trick ponies, carrying an impossibly colorful but appealing cast of characters.…The plot is as absurd as it is intricate…it’s fun and sad at the same time.

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