How to Sell (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Clancy Martin's first novel reads like a piece of sleaze, but it turns out — surprise! — to be a philosophical novel about the problems of appearance and reality. Martin joins a cadre of novelists — Bret Easton Ellis, Dennis Cooper, Fyodor Dostoyevsky — who expect readers to see beneath the surface. But what if it backfires? What if readers are fooled?
- Read an excerpt from How to Sell.