Barthelme launches two characters from his acclaimed novel "The Brothers" on a wild and haunting road trip into the interactive heart of contemporary American culture. Net novitiate Jen and her channel-surfing boyfriend, Del, decide they need step out of cyberspace and take a look at the real world--from an online encounter with a psychopath to an epiphany in the Arizona desert.

Painted Desert 1997, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780140242140

Trade paperback

Painted Desert 1995, Viking Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670864690