Jacob M. Appel : The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up

The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up

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Fiction & Literature, Fiction & Literature

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Donald Barthelme, Kevin Brockmeier, Dan Chaon, Kurt Vonnegut, Robert Olen Butler

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384 pages



Publication Date

September 1, 2014



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Arnold Brinkman is a shy and retiring botanist; he loves his plants more than his country. But when his refusal to stand for the national anthem at a baseball game causes a major media incident, he is thrown into a world of pushy patriots, preachers, and press. And it's not going to get any easier when he refuses to apologize. A hilarious bullet into the heart of modern America, this novel mixes the literary sensibilities of Jonathan Franzen with the raucous satire of D.B.C. Pierre, and was the recipient of the Dundee International Book Prize.

Editorial Reviews

"A darkly comic satire, full of insight into American culture." -- Stephen Fry

"Engaging, funny, ingenious, even charming." -- Philip Pullman

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