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The Search

A Novel
Author 1
Geoff Dyer
Walker meets Rachel at a glamorous party by the bay. When she turns up at his apartment two days later, there is a hint of erotic promise in the air. But it isn’t Walker she wants—at least not yet. Her husband, Malory, has gone missing, and she wants Walker to find him. 
So begins Walker’s quest, as well as this beautiful novel that takes our hard-boiled knight across the vast landscape of an imaginary middle America that begins subtly to morph into something stranger. Walker’s search intensifies, and soon it seems that somebody else is searching for him. In this, his second novel, Geoff Dyer concocts a sophisticated and enthralling narrative puzzle.

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“A short, brilliant novel, The Search offers more in 150 pages than most books twice that length.”—The Guardian

About the Author

Geoff  Dyer
Credit: Curt Richter

Geoff Dyer is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Award, the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the University of Southern California.

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  • The Search follows a classic plot. It’s the hero’s journey, the knight’s errand, the romantic quest, and Dyer delights in following then subverting the tropes.”San Francisco Chronicle
  • “Whatever it is he happens to be writing about, and whatever genre he happens to be avoiding doing it in, Dyer has become one of the most reliably entertaining of contemporary writers.”Slate
  • “With touches of the surreal and a plot that goes beyond a regular hardboiled detective store, The Search is a great introduction to Geoff Dyer’s celebrated work.”BookBrowse
  • “Dyer creates a series of puzzles, which are sure to send some back for a second read . . . . [Dyer’s] considerable talents . . . are on display here.”Publishers Weekly
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