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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; Reprint edition (18 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312425317
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312425319
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.4 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,558,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Sorrentino's vision here is kaleidoscopic, eliding fluidly from individual to individual, taking on a wide array of points of view." --David L. Ulin, Newsday

"Trance is a work of startling insight, marvelously and masterfully evoking the grim stuff of true American nightmares." --Colson Whitehead, author of John Henry Days

"This sprawling work is so ambitious and irreverent that it doesn't fit easily into any genre. . . . Full of descriptions sublime in their precision . . . Trance is a pleasure to read--delightful and often funny." --Los Angeles Times

"Sorrentino has something of Don DeLillo's ear for American white noise--for the hiss and crackle that fills the country's derelict spaces." --The New York Times Book Review

"[Sorrentino] remains a virtuoso, and much of the success of this book is due to his writing skill. . . . [He] is an insightful, sensitive writer who makes you believe you're seeing what he's describing." --Harvey Pekar, The Baltimore Sun

"Big and ambitious . . . It's method and scope are breathtaking." --Salon.com

"Trance doggedly dismantles the pedestal of celebrity and myth." --The Village Voice

About the Author

Christopher Sorrentino is the author of a previous novel, Sound on Sound. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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