JR: A Novel
JR: A Novel


JR: A Novel

GADDIS, William

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JR, the story of an eleven-year-old schoolboy who builds an enormous economic empire from his school's payphone, is a satire on corporate America. But the book is written entirely in dialogue, almost all of it unattributed, demarcated not by quotation marks but by European-style dashes. Often, the reader encounters only one half of a conversation and paragraphs can run for pages. There are no chapter breaks, no section breaks, no breaks of any sort - just 726 pages of continuous text. This unconventional masterpiece still managed to win the National Book Award for Fiction in 1976.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1975
  • Place Published: New York
  • ISBN: 039449550


  • Condition: Fine
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: Yes
  • Jacket Condition: Fine
  • Details:
    725 p. 25 cm. Black cloth in mylar-covered dustjacket. Top edge red.

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