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Bad Eminence


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James Greer is a novelist, screenwriter, and musician. His previous books include the novels Artificial Light and The Failure, and the story collection Everything Flows. As a screenwriter, he's written or cowritten written several movies, including Max Keeble's Big Move, Just My Luck, The Spy Next Door, and Unsane. He's also played in a number of not-very-well known indie-rock bands. He tends to move around a lot, so it wouldn't be helpful to say where he lives, because he probably doesn't anymore.


Praise for Bad Eminence: 'James Greer has always been a novelist I would hock my skills set to measure up against, but even matched against his prior coups, Bad Eminence is unspeakably exciting. Its grace and hilarity and brains and foolproof read on Frenchness and I don't even know what else made my hands shake.' Dennis Cooper ---- 'I take exception to the characterization of my hair as "difficult", as my hair is in fact perfect, which I can prove in a court of law. Everything else James wrote is exactly as it happened, to the best of my memory.' Juno Temple, prodigiously talented actress with perfect hair ---- 'With eye and ear and tongue - and oh brother, what a tongue! - James Greer is the leading Renaissance Man for our current and possibly terminal Dark Ages.' Joshua Cohen ---- 'This is a work of lacerating style that shook my faith in the tangible world. It preys upon the real in capricious ways, like so much of the best fiction, toying with the reader's memories until we're not sure what we see, or what we have seen. James Greer is a circus-master of great humour, malevolence and allusion, a fabricator of eerie truths. It's terrifying to enter his world.' Michael Lesslie ---- 'James Greer is the Daphne de Maurier of psychological French literary translation thrillers that don't in any legally actionable way involve Michel Houellebecq. Bad Eminence is a funny, witty walk into a world where words, memories, people, life, death, and truth have more than one meaning.' Ben Schwartz ---- 'A thoroughly bizarre, frequently compelling literary thriller.' Kirkus Reviews

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