Author(s): Donald Antrim
There's Rob, Bob, Tom, Paul, Ralph, and Noah; Nick, Dennis, Bertram, Russell, and Virgil. The doctor, the documentary filmmaker, and the sculptor in burning steal; the eldest, the youngest, and the celebrated "perfect" brother, Benedict. In Donald Antrim's mordantly funny novel The Hundred Brothers, our narrator and his colossal fraternity of ninety-eight brothers (one couldn't make it) have assembled in the crumbling library of their family's estate for a little sinister fun. Executed with the invention and intelligence of Barthelme and Pynchon, Antrim's taxonomy of male specimens is in equal proportions disturbing and absurdly hilarious.
Donald Antrim is the critically acclaimed author of three novels, Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, The Hundred Brothers (both now published by Granta), and The Verificationist, as well The Afterlife, a memoir about his mother. A regular contributor to The New Yorker, he lives in New York City.