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The Broom of the System
The “dazzling, exhilarating” (San Francisco Chronicle) debut novel from the most groundbreaking writers of his iteration, The Broom of the System is an outlandishly humorous and fiercely clever exploration of the paradoxes of language, storytelling, and truth.
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