'The first funny novel about oil' -- GQ. ''Kapitoil' is one of those uncommon novels that really is novel. Though the storytelling is conventional, it is satisfyingly so, and the book's estimable young narrator is a human type whom nobody until Wayne was ever inspired to write about' --Jonathan Franzen
'Teddy Wayne has written one of the best novels of my generation... Why did 9/11 happen, and why do we continue to respond so blindly? Wayne answers these questions beter than Mohsin Hamid or Joseph O'Neill, the best authors of this genre until now... Wayne has completely foreseen and transcended the exhaustion of the 9/11 genre' -- The Boston Globe. 'Brilliant... a major literary talent' --Houston Chronicle
'This wonderfully assured debut novel, at once poignant, insightful, and funny, details Karim's passage through a new world of corporate sharks, Manhattan clubs, museums, Bob Dylan lyrics, and personal growth. Karim's English, always grammatically correct but stilted with terms from science, mathematics, computing, and business, is a delight. Best of all, however, is simply being inside Karim's head as he ponders Jackson Pollock's paintings, baseball, programming, and the mysteries of love and life in the US' -- Booklist (starred review). 'With 'Kapitoil', Teddy Wayne invents - and perfects! - the pre-9/11 novel' --Vanity Fair
About the Author
Teddy Wayne is a graduate of Harvard and Washington University in St. Louis. He is the recipient of a NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, and his work has appeared in the 'New Yorker', 'The New York Times', 'Vanity Fair', 'Time', 'Esquire', 'McSweeney's', and elsewhere. He lives in New York City.