"Boucher makes the world come alive by making language come alive." —George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo
A WILDLY INVENTIVE, HEARTBREAKING, AND HILARIOUS NEW NOVEL ABOUT A MAN WHOSE LIFE IS FALLING APART . . . IN VERY BIZARRE WAYS . . . After his wife announces on Twitter that she's leaving him, Christopher's life in small-town Coolidge just goes from one catastrophe to another. He contracts a strange illness that divides him in half, undergoes a failure competition, and is driven to join a cult called The Unloveables. How did it all get this bad? How can he regain his bearings, and find meaning and love once again?
Heartfelt and riotously imaginative, Big Giant Floating Head is the daring, dazzling account of a man’s struggle with love, loss and redemption.
About the Author
CHRISTOPHER BOUCHER is author of the widely praised novels Golden Delicious and How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive. He teaches literature and writing at Boston College, and is editor of the literary journal Post Road. He lives in Northampton, MA.
PRAISE FOR BIG GIANT FLOATING HEAD
“Chris Boucher’s Big Giant Floating Head plays by an improbable logic all its own, and is heartbreaking and hilarious in the manner of Brautigan and Flann O’Brien, or a Krazy Kat comic redrawn by M.C. Escher.” – Jonathan Lethem
“This is a novel of mad vitality, much invention, and serious fun.”—Kevin Barry, author of City of Bohane, winner of the IMPAC Literary Award
“Hilarious, dark and stunningly surreal. ..This novel will surprise and delight, make you laugh out loud even as it breaks your heart.”—Mona Awad, author of Bunny PRAISE FOR GOLDEN DELICIOUS "What a crazed, beautiful book . . . Boucher makes the world come alive by making language come alive." —George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo
"A master of evoking compassion through absurd, shape-shifting land-scapes . . . As wacky as it is recognizable, Boucher's capricious world filled with delightful wordplay is strikingly vivid, funny, and moving." —Booklist
"Infused with a strange brilliance . . .;Funny, and also deeply, improbably moving."—The Millions
"Christopher Boucher’s Golden Delicious is the best kind of modern fiction: inventive, expansive, with endless heart and narrative verve... Read this book now.” —Joe Meno, author of Hairstyles of the Damned
“Bonkers, in the best way…The beauty of Boucher’s concept is that Golden Delicious can afford to be an utter hodgepodge peppered with nearly inexplicable happenings and still make an elegant sort of sense.” —Electric Literature
“Golden Delicious, is probably like nothing you’ve ever read…Boucher writes simultaneously very seriously and with a palpable sense of delight in words and also in the world. It’s delicious.” —The Rumpus
"Strange and dazzling . . . Through all the insanity and dizzying leaps of logic that make up Boucher's world are a series of absolutely human and recognizable truths." —Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven
"Boucher's first novel is one of the most original books you will read this year." —Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist
“As moving as it is fun, How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive is definitely the next book you should read.” —Adam Levin, author of The Instructions