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Hark

A Novel
Narrated by: Sam Lipsyte
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
4 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A brilliant send-up of our contemporary culture from Sam Lipsyte, the critically acclaimed author of Home Land, centered around an unwitting mindfulness guru and the phenomenon he initiates.

In an America convulsed by political upheaval, cultural discord, environmental collapse, and spiritual confusion, many folks are searching for peace, salvation, and - perhaps most immediately - just a little damn focus. Enter Hark Morner, an unwitting guru whose technique of "Mental Archery" - a combination of mindfulness, mythology, fake history, yoga, and, well, archery - is set to captivate the masses and raise him to near-messiah status. It’s a role he never asked for, and one he is woefully underprepared to take on. But his inner-circle of modern pilgrims have other plans, as do some suddenly powerful fringe players, including a renegade Ivy League ethicist, a gentle Swedish kidnapper, a crossbow-hunting veteran of jungle drug wars, a social media tycoon with an empire on the skids, and a mysteriously influential (but undeniably slimy) catfish. 

In this social satire of the highest order, Sam Lipsyte, the New York Times best-seller and master of the form, reaches new peaks of daring in a novel that revels in contemporary absurdity and the wild poetry of everyday language while exploring the emotional truths of his characters. Hark is a smart, incisive look at men, women, and children seeking meaning and dignity in a chaotic, ridiculous, and often dangerous world. 

©2019 Sam Lipsyte (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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absolute stupidity

Waste of time I'll never get back! I tried for 0-neg stars but this wasn't allowed!

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Spot on, hilarious

Hark is a laugh out loud funny and razor sharp take on contemporary life that satirizes the way we live now and examines the profound and ridiculous ways we deceive ourselves into believing the b.s.

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Wanted Comedy - Wasn't what I Needed

Great writing and I would enjoy this reading versus listening. I think the author should have used another person to narrate this book. The book fell flat and didn't deliver laughs for me. Dark, dry humor.

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