Here is a link to a late review stumbled upon by a grateful author.
Poet and fiction writer Zeidner prepared a very kind review of esteemed author’s novel There Must Be Some Mistake on Goodreads which you may have missed! It is herewith linked PUSH ME for your delectation.
Last fall Rusty and Carrie Spell interviewed the esteemed author for the online mag The Rumpus, wherein somewhat esteemed author discussed the new novel and diverse authorial tics and scratches. PUSH ME, PULL ME
Below please to find reviews and remarks concerning the author’s recent novel, There Must Be Some Mistake. Most of these are reasonably favorable, as you might have imagined, finding them here linked.
Tzer Island Blog
The New York Times
The New Yorker
An Amazon review.
Lisa Zeidner at Goodreads
Mary Miller in Trop
At Swiftly Tilting Planet
Steven Kellman in the Dallas Morning News
Harvey Freedenberg at Shelf-Awareness
Nancy Conners at Cleveland Plain Dealer
Ellen Akins at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Interviews and Whatnot
Propelled by staccato dialogue and a soundtrack of trashy television shows, Barthelme’s devilishly funny, gorgeously atmospheric, and wryly noirish farce brilliantly poses provocative questions about artifice and reality, loyalty and love, cowardice and valor.
— Donna Seaman, Booklist
Frederick Barthelme’s new novel There Must Be Some Mistake is due from Little, Brown & Co. in October 2014. In the novel a fiftyish graphic designer forced into retirement discovers, in spite of a parade of unlikely events, including numerous deaths, suicides, threats, explosions, and similar, that it might still be a bearable day in the neighborhood. A lovely new novel from the author The New Yorker calls, “the master of the low-key epiphany.” Continue reading
The novel Waveland was published by Doubleday in 2009 in hardcover and 2010 in paper. It is set in Waveland, Mississippi, a year after hurricane Katrina leveled the place. The book is available in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle versions at Amazon and elsewhere.