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Sam Lipsyte's Walking Tour Of Astoria

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Sam Lipsyte's new book The Ask is a riotous, devilish look at a middle-aged slacker trying to pull his life back together. Clearly, we loved it, and while interviewing him, sheepishly (and nerdily) quoted Lolita to describe his prose style: we told him it's like reading a "lavish epileptic fit." How else can you describe language that manages to be nasty, hilarious, and tender all at once -- and often in exuberant bursts?

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