"Wickedly funny. . . . Whitehead is making a strong case for a new name of his own: that of the best of the new generation of American novelists." - The Boston Globe
"A brilliant, witty, and subtle novel, written in a most engaging style, with tremendous aptness of language and command of plot."
- The New York Review of Books
"Terrific. . . . Inspired. . . . Engaging, exuding energy. . . . Will have you nodding in wonder." - The Miami Herald
"Dazzling. . . . Gorgeous, expertly crafted sentences. . . . An eloquent novel about racial identity in America." - Newsweek
"Brilliant. . . . Exhilarating. . . . What keeps you reading this critique of language is its language, and our perverse delight in the ingenious abuse of words." - The New York Times
From the MacArthur and Whiting Award-winning author of "John Henry Days" and "The Intuitionist" comes a new, brisk, comic tour de force about identity, history, and the adhesive bandage industry--in a brilliant and wry satire of contemporary culture.