In this acclaimed novel, a businessman’s daily escalator ride prompts an impressive meditation on modernity and the life of the mind. Baker’s elegant opusculum describes the texture of the late twentieth century with wonder, linking everyday experiences in intimate and unexpected ways. The narrator, a neurotic young professional with a passion for earplugs (and a woman known only as ‘L’) is as witty as he is endearing. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, The Mezzanine examines routine with rare tenderness. You will never look at life, love, or Jiffy Pop the same way.
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Published: Grove Press - July 13th, 2010