‘If Raymond Chandler and Italo Calvino had collaborated on a road movie script the result might have been somewhat similar’ Sunday Telegraph
Walker is at a party where he meets Rachel. Two days later she turns up at his apartment. However, it’s not Walker she wants but her husband Malory, who has gone missing. She asks Walker to find him. So begins this strange, beautiful, road-movie of a novel that takes the hero across the vast landscape of middle America on the trail of a man he has never met. And as Walker’s search grows in its weird intensity, it seems that somebody else is following, searching for him too.
“A short, brilliant novel, The Search offers more in 150 pages than most books twice that length”
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“As elegant as a mathematical theorem correctly expressed”
“Dyer injects an almost magical randomness into what ought to be the most conventional of tales, and gives us Surrealism where we might have expected Dirty Realism… It is a vivid and puzzling alternative to the everyday, and its after-image is hard to erase “
“One of the best thriller scenarios I’ve ever read”
Geoff Dyer is the author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and three previous novels, as well as nine non-fiction books. Dyer has won the Somerset Maugham Prize, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, a Lannan Literary Award, the International Center of Photography’s 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ E.M. Forster Award. In 2009 he was named GQ’s Writer of the Year. He won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2012 and was a finalist in 1998. In 2015 he received a Windham Campbell Prize for non-fiction. His books have been translated into twenty-four languages. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he is Writer in Residence at the University of Southern California.