Ibid: A Life : a Novel in Footnotes
Mark Dunn returns for his third novel with MacAdam/Cage with Ibid, a novel written entirely in footnotes. "Being one of those rare birds who actually reads footnotes," comments Dunn, "I often find myself rewarded by my time spent in the margins. Many authors give themselves wonderful license in their footnotes to let their guard down, even get a little frisky and mischievous." And so the idea for Ibid was born. Dunn pushes this propensity to the limit, and has created a full-length hilarious novel entirely upon the margins of a fictitious text. Ibid tells the fictional story of Jonathan Blashette, great American entrepreneur and humanitarian, illuminating his life, 1888-1962, offering, along the way, glimpses into the lives of many of those who populated his expansive world. A comedic Typhoid Mary, Jonathan's life makes us both wince and laugh at those misplaced intentioned and the ideals of a century that perhaps took itself just a little too seriously. Dunn holds up a funhouse mirror at the pedestaled residents of the age and asks why so many of the more famous ones did so many stupid things and rarely got called for them.
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IBID: A LIFE: A Novel in FootnotesUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Having an extra leg doesn't mean you can't have a full life.When author Dunn (the fictional one, not the real one who wrote Ella Minnow Pea, 2001) sent the only manuscript copy of his new novel to the ... Read full review
Ibid: A LifeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Dunn (Ella Minnow Pea) again playfully reinvents the novel, imagining what would happen if an editor destroyed the only copy of his manuscript and offered to publish the remaining footnotes. He ... Read full review
LITTLE JONNY SPARE LEG
DUSTING OFF THE FAMILY ALBUM
GROWING GROWINGTHEN GONE
UNDER THE BIG TOP
HOME AGAIN HOME AGAIN JIGGITY JIG
HALLS OF IVY CORRIDORS OF PROMISE
SO BEWARE SAY A PRAYER
HOW YOU GONNA KEEP HIM DOWN ON THE FARM?
THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
LIFE AFTER WINNY
BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DAME?
THE SHIFTING SPOTLIGHT
BEI MIR BIS DU PRETTY
BUSINESS AS USUAL AND BUSINESS UNUSUAL