Impossible Owls: Essays from the Ends of the World

Brian Phillips

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co

Published: 12th Nov '20


A vibrant, surprising and thought-provoking collection of essays from an exciting new literary voice who has been compared to John Jeremiah Sullivan, David Foster Wallace and Janet Malcolm

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER’Hilarious, nimble, and thoroughly illuminating’ Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad’Recalls the work of John Jeremiah Sullivan and the late David Foster Wallace, with a dash of Janet Malcolm’ VogueFrom its opening journey into remote Alaska for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, IMPOSSIBLE OWLS leads us on a kaleidoscopic exploration of contemporary reality. Brian Phillips takes us to a sumo tournament in Japan, the jungle in India, the studio of a great Russian animator, a royal tour of the Yukon Territory with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and into the weird heart of America. This exhilarating debut visits borders both real and imagined, and asks what it means, in our age, to travel to the end of the map.

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Weight 0.247 kg
Dimensions 28 × 128 × 196 mm
Page Count 352