Harry, Revised: A Novel

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Bloomsbury USA, Apr 15, 2008 - Fiction - 272 pages
18 Reviews
A sophisticated, sterling debut by a wonderful emerging talent—the founder of the popular literary blog The Elegant Variation.
Harry, Revised is the hilarious and tender story of Harry Rent, a down-on-his-luck widower, who tries to reinvent himself following his wife’s untimely death. Harry’s emotional journey takes him from his own solipsistic and outrageously misdirected fantasies about an obsidian-haired, twenty-two-year-old waitress at his local greasy spoon to the tenuous beginnings of an actual personal transformation. At once deeply moving and darkly comedic, Harry, Revised is an extraordinary novel about the measure of a man’s worth.

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User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

I wasn't sure what to make of Harry Rent, the "hero" of the story, for the first few chapters. A bumbling doctor whose wife has just died during cosmetic surgery, I cringed when he began making ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer Boyer - Goodreads

I am but 9 pages into this book, but have decided not to waste my limited reading time slogging through any more of it. The author has an impressive vocabulary, but reading this book is like listening ... Read full review


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Mark Sarvas is the founder of the popular litblog The Elegant Variation, which Forbes and Entertainment Weekly have named as one of the best blogs on the Web. His fiction has appeared in Troika Magazine, the Wisconsin Review, Apostrophe, Thought Magazine, and Pindeldyboz and as part of the Spoken Interludes and Vermin on the Mount reading series in Los Angeles. His criticism has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Three Penny Review, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. This is his first novel. He lives with his wife in Los Angeles.

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