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"Owen King has spun a story with great compassion and humor. And in examining the creative process, it's also horrifyingly accurate."--Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live "Wonderfully, organically funny. Owen King has a gift."--Dave Barry "Dear Reader: With this amazing tour de force, Owen King hasmore than lived up to the great promise of his debut collection. You will fallin love with Booth Dolan (just try not to) even as you're giving thanks he'snot your father. This is a big, generous American novel from a dazzlingnovelist I'll be watching for years."--Tom Franklin, author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter "What a kinetic, joyful, gonzo ride--Double Feature made me laugh so loudly on a plane that I had to describe the plot of Sam's Spruce Moose of a debut film (it stars a satyr) to my seatmate by way of explanation. Booth and Sam are an unforgettable Oedipal duo. A book that delivers walloping pleasures to its lucky readers."--Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia! "Owen King shows incredible heart, humor and structural mastery in his debut novel. Double Feature, as the title might suggest, has both glorious comic sweep and poignant intimacy."--Sam Lipsyte, author of The Ask "I didn't believe the species existed any more: a fun, goodhearted and readable to the point of being addictive epic, contemporary novel. To delve this smoothly into the film world, art, this winningly into the complex mess between sons and fathers, this compassionately into life after a man has taken his shot and is no longer the talented, bright-eyed prodigy... it just doesn't happen. Owen King is some kind of impressive novelist, and Double Feature is a goddamn unicorn."--Charles Bock, author of Beautiful Children "Owen King has a generous heart and a devious mind; there's no other possibility that would explain the ways this novel turns from the beautiful and the true right into the bizarre and hilarious. Tackling the act of creation (parents and children, artists and art), King writes with such assurance that the only option for me, once I finished this epic tale, was to start over and hope to experience it anew."--Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang and Tunneling to the Center of the Earth "Double Feature is a beautiful, wrenching beginning, and Owen King is a young writer of immense promise."--Larry McMurtry "Owen King's Double Feature is an ingeniously structured novel about fathers and sons, good art and bad art, success and failure, fight or flight. It manages both to redeem and condemn the overconfidence of youth, and introduces us to a wonderfully, tragically lovable cast of characters. This is terrific book."--Tom Bissell, author of God Lives in St. Petersburg and Magic Hours "Sharp, hilarious, and irreverent, Double Feature is not only a love-letter to cinema, but also a moving exploration of what it means to be an artist. This novel is brilliant, and Owen King is a magician."--Lauren Groff, author of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia

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