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A brilliant and utterly original new novel from Mark Leyner about a father and his intense and devout relationship with his daughter and with alcohol.

An anthropologist and his daughter travel to Kermunkachunk, the capitol of Chalazia, to conduct research for an ethnography on the Chalazian Mafia Faction (a splinter group of the Chalazian Children's Theater). 

The book takes place over the course of a night at the Bar Pulpo, Kermunkachunk's #1 spoken-word karaoke bar, where conversations are actually being read from multiple karaoke screens arrayed around the barroom. Moreover, it's Thursday, "Father/Daughter Nite", when the bar is frequented by actual fathers and daughters as well as couples cosplaying fathers and daughters. 

Last Orgy of the Divine Hermit is a book about the deep pleasures of reading and drinking, the tumultuous reign of a cabal of mystic mobsters, and, of course, the transcendent love of a father for his daughter.

©2021 Mark Leyner (P)2021 Hachette Audio

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Are there awards for these? Lend them sugar

Beyond beyond. Without question the best Audible selection I’ve ever heard. It’s not even close. And that’s not even factoring in the most deranged parts of the text, or the lack of visual referents to the text. I mean, the multiple inflections/intonations of “this or this” different every time…. everyone involved in this taping needs merit pay. (Book also choice.)

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Like no other audiobook. Pynchon reborn.

Utterly and hilariously mind blowing. Lehner wields concepts and vocabulary like a cosmic weed whacker.