Widely acclaimed for his archly ironic, dead-on portrayals of postmodern middle-class life, Barthelme redefined and extended the territory of his fiction in his most recent novel, The Brothers. Now he picks up its characters three years on, and their journey, which takes them from Biloxi, Mississippi, to Dealy Plaza in Dallas 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