The Epiphany Machine

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The Epiphany Machine
432 pages; G.P. Putnam's Sons
DEPENDENT ON THE OPINION OF OTHERS reads the tattoo scrawled across Venter Lowood’s forearm by a contraption that reveals the one thing you won’t admit. With pitch-black humor worthy of Kafka, Gerrard’s second novel encourages us to pose this burning question: What are we hiding from ourselves?

— Taylor Lannamann