THE FERMATA. Nicholson Baker.

THE FERMATA. London: Chatto & Windus, [1994]. Octavo, boards. First edition. This UK edition apparently preceded the 1994 U.S. Random House edition. The author's fourth novel, "an hilarious comedy about sexual fantasy and fantastic sexuality" (publisher's blurb). A novel in which the protagonist can stop the flow of events around him and engage in outrageous sexual escapades with unsuspecting female victims, a followup to his hugely successful VOX. "The protagonist of THE FERMATA (1994) discovers in childhood that he can stop time at will, allowing him as an adult to conduct elaborate exercises in voyeurism. [His collection of linked stories], HOUSE OF HOLES (2011), presents further exercises in the erotic, some of them fantastic" (John Clute). A fine copy with wraparound band and no dust jacket as issued. (#167833).

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"First published in 1994 / 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page.