The Contortionist’s Handbook is the story of John Dolan Vincent, an abnormally gifted child with a proclivity for mathematics beyond his years. However, he also bears a rare deformity—polydactylism—and his genius is counterbalanced by a near absence of social skills and episodes of severe migraines.
Craig Clevenger was born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in Southern California, where he studied English at California State University, Long Beach. He currently lives in San Francisco. He is also the author of Dermaphoria. He can be reached at www.craigclevenger.com.
“Immaculately detailed and emotionally explosive: this is rolling, riveting stuff, of a piece with stylish, edgy movies like Memento and Requiem for a Dream.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Publication Date: September 26, 2002
trim size: 6 x 9
“I swear to God this is the best book I have read in easily five years. Easily. Maybe ten years.”
— Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club