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Problems of Translation: or Charlie's Comic, Terrifying, Romantic, Loopy Round-the-World Journey in Search of Linguistic Happiness by [Jim Story]

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Midwest Book Review
"Exceptional, original, deftly crafted from beginning to end, ... an inherently fascinating, unique, funny, andcompelling read ...very highly recommended...." 


Kirkus Reviews:
"High jinks ensue in this picaresque novel when an author sets out 'round the world to shepherd his short story through several translations. ... The result is a merry, yearlong chase around the globe. ...There is more, much more, and it moves fast. Story is impressively inventive, and ... adept at the quick surprise and the odd plot twist. Short and punchy chapters feature background rumination about the beauty of words and the mysteries of translations.A sure-handed narrative led by a hapless but resilient adventurer."

"An insanely amusing adventure that has a deep love of language at its belly-shaking core."--Gary Shteyngart, author of Little Failure and A Super Sad True Love Story

Portland Book Review, Four Stars
"...a zany and surprisingly philosophical adventure...a complex book that touches on language, culture, and the human desire to search for connection and meaning in life. One part midlife crisis, one part old-timey spy film, and one part romance, ... a multilayered story that readers - particularly those who love book related humor - will enjoy." 

"Jim Story's name says it all: he was meant to be a writer...I hope everyone reads this book!"--Hannah Tinti, author of The Good Thief; editor-in-chief of One Story

"In this comic masterpiece...we take a wild ride...through the underside of the literary world....."--Robert Roth, author of Health Proxy; editor, co-creator of And Then

"...Marvelous touches of...poignancy ...pretty much perfectly done."--Ron Story (no relation), Emeritus Professor, UMass Amherst; author of Jonathan Edwards and the Gospel of Love

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  • ASIN : B00WV7BB12
  • Publisher : Blue Mile Books (April 28, 2015)
  • Publication date : April 28, 2015
  • Language : English
  • File size : 3219 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 397 pages
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

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3.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight spoof
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