Land of the Blind: A Novel (Paperback)

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Land of the Blind: A Novel (Paperback)

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“A mystery novel of profound depth.” — Booklist (starred review)

“Walter is at his incisive best. . . . Hypnotically compelling." — Publishers Weekly

In this fiendishly clever and darkly funny novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jess Walter explores the bonds and compromises we make as children—and the fatal errors we can make at any time in our lives.

While working the weekend night shift, Caroline Mabry, a weary Spokane police detective, encounters a seemingly unstable but charming derelict who tells her, "I'd like to confess." But he insists on writing out his statement in longhand. In the forty-eight hours that follow, the stranger confesses to not just a crime but an entire life—spinning a wry and haunting tale of youth and adulthood, of obsession and revenge, and of two men's intertwined lives.

Jess Walter is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets, the National Book Award finalist The Zero, and Citizen Vince, the winner of the Edgar Award for best novel. His short fiction has appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and Playboy, as well as The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He lives in his hometown of Spokane, Washington.


Product Details ISBN: 9780061712845
ISBN-10: 0061712841
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: August 18th, 2009
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: P.S.