In an effort to get my novel Problems of Translation into even more hands (and with my permission, of course), Amazon is running a sale–on the Kindle ebook edition only–for a three-day period starting tomorrow. That’s July 2nd through the 4th. Just go to the Amazon page for the Kindle edition of Problems of Translation (click here!) on Thursday, Friday or Saturday to collect your copy!
If you haven’t heard about Problems, it’s the story of writer Charles Abel Baker’s quest to see one of his short stories translated successively into ten different languages before returning it to English. Unable to get a publisher to back his ploy, he travels around the world to accomplish his goal himself, winding up in trouble almost everywhere he goes. The subtitle, after all, is Charlie’s Comic, Romantic, Terrifying, Loopy Round-the-World Journey in Search of Linguistic Happiness, and that pretty much says it all. Well, not all, of course, since there are subplots involving dueling CIA operatives and romance, along with many other surprises.
Wonderful reviews and comments continue to accrue. Recently got a nice one from Kirkus! And then there was that person who wrote: “Alice in Wonderland for 21st century adults” and gave it five stars! Still, who can top Gary Shteyngart’s evaluation? “An insanely amusing adventure with a deep love of language at its belly-shaking core.”
And now, for a brief time, you can get it for . . . let’s see . . . what was that price again? . . . oh, yes, free. So, if you haven’t read it yet, get it now! And please tell your neighbors, your friends, your co-workers, your minister, your rabbi, your mistress – woops! – I didn’t say that! Oh, and please remember to write a review for the good folks at Amazon!
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