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With this wildly inventive and funny novel, Percival Everett has created his unlikeliest hero to date. Mute by choice but able to read complex philosophical treatises and ponder the worth (not much) of Derrida and Barthes, baby Ralph is considered mentally 'challenged' by his father.On discovery of his unusual talents, however, there is soon a whole host of people eager for a stake in this child prodigy. Among the most fiendish are Dr Steimell, the psychiatrist; Dr Davis and her illegal chimps; and Nana, the secret agent. ...

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Glyph 2014, Graywolf Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781555976675

Trade paperback

Glyph 2004, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571221127

Paperback

Glyph 1999, Graywolf Press, Saint Paul, MN

ISBN-13: 9781555972967

Hardcover