Harry, Revised: A Novel

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Bloomsbury USA, Apr 15, 2008 - Fiction - 265 pages
17 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  - Adair - Goodreads

On the way to his wife Anna's funereal, Harry Rent stops off at Café Retro for lunch in order to indulge his crush on Molly, a twenty-something waitress. Ordering a meal he doesn't want just to ... 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

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
16
Section 3
32
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About the author (2008)

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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