March 22, 2016 | Hybrid Genre - Memoir & Fiction | Paperback
When Mark Polanzak was seventeen, his father spontaneously combusted on the tennis court, vanishing forever.
It is also entirely possible that he died of a heart attack.
Either way, his father’s death is a story Polanzak spends much of his life trying to get right. POP! captures the absurdity and authenticity of the grieving process with grace and humor.
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“Mark Polanzak's POP! melds fiction and nonfiction to tell a story of loss and grief that feels so real it transcends genre labels—both a penetrating account of his father's death and an ambitious attempt to remake the memoir form. Polanzak is a fresh and energetic voice, an heir to Dave Eggers and Nick Flynn, and he's written the most innovative and engaging book I've read in ages.”
- Justin St. Germain, author of Son of a Gun