Dr. No

A Novel

Narrated by Amir Abdullah
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Pub Date 29 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 29 Nov 2022
RB Media, Tantor Audio

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A sly, madcap novel about supervillains and nothing, really, from an American novelist whose star keeps rising The protagonist of Percival Everett's puckish new novel is a brilliant professor of mathematics who goes by Wala Kitu. (Wala, he explains, means "nothing" in Tagalog, and Kitu is Swahili for "nothing.") He is an expert on nothing. That is to say, he is an expert, and his area of study is nothing, and he does nothing about it. This makes him the perfect partner for the aspiring villain John Sill, who wants to break into Fort Knox to steal, well, not gold bars but a shoebox containing nothing. Once he controls nothing he'll proceed with a dastardly plan to turn a Massachusetts town into nothing. Or so he thinks. With the help of the brainy and brainwashed astrophysicist-turned-henchwoman Eigen Vector, our professor tries to foil the villain while remaining in his employ. In the process, Wala Kitu learns that Sill's desire to become a literal Bond villain originated in some real all-American villainy related to the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. As Sill says, "Professor, think of it this way. This country has never given anything to us and it never will. We have given everything to it. I think it's time we gave nothing back."

A sly, madcap novel about supervillains and nothing, really, from an American novelist whose star keeps rising The protagonist of Percival Everett's puckish new novel is a brilliant professor of...


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Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Kirkus Best Fiction Book of 2022

Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Kirkus Best Fiction Book of 2022


Advance Praise

“Everett continues to be an endlessly inventive, genre-devouring creator of thoughtful, tender, provocative, and absolutely unpredictable literary wonders.”―Booklist, starred review

“Everett brings his mordant wit, philosophic inclinations, and narrative mischief to the suspense genre.”―Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“If the unexpected always happens in Everett’s individual novels, the variety across the work also astonishes.” ―Asali Solomon, The Washington Post

“The preeminent satirist delivers a deadpan hilarious send up of poisonous contemporary racism and the international espionage genre. . . . It’s absurd and utterly brilliant.”―Oprah Daily, Best Books of Fall

“Everett continues to be an endlessly inventive, genre-devouring creator of thoughtful, tender, provocative, and absolutely unpredictable literary wonders.”―Booklist, starred review

“Everett brings...


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ISBN 9798765065709
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DURATION 6 Hours, 22 Minutes

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