The Dead Father by Donald Barthelme

The book is a surreal, postmodern narrative following a group of characters as they drag the physical manifestation of their dead father across a variety of landscapes. The characters grapple with their relationships to the father figure, exploring themes of authority, control, and the nature of storytelling itself. The novel is known for its experimental style, blending a range of literary techniques and genres to create a unique, fragmented narrative.

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