The Hundred Brothers: A Novel
By Donald Antrim
With a brand new creation through Jonathan Franzen
There's Rob, Bob, Tom, Paul, Ralph, and Noah; Nick, Dennis, Bertram, Russell, and Virgil. The surgeon, the documentary filmmaker, and the sculptor in burning scouse borrow; the eldest, the youngest, and the prestigious "perfect" brother, Benedict. In Donald Antrim's mordantly humorous novel The Hundred Brothers, our narrator and his huge fraternity of ninety-eight brothers (one could not make it) have assembled within the crumbling library in their family's property for a bit sinister enjoyable. accomplished with the discovery and intelligence of Barthelme and Pynchon, Antrim's taxonomy of male specimens is in equivalent proportions nerve-racking and absurdly hilarious.