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Ibid

(2004)
A Life
A novel by

 
Only Mark Dunn, author of the acclaimed Ella Minnow Pea, would attempt to write a novel entirely in footnotes-and succeed so triumphantly. Ibid is the off-the-wall fictional biography of Jonathan Blashette, a three-legged circus performer and deodorant entrepreneur. Dunn, a character in his own novel, is Blashette's esteemed biographer. But when Dunn's editor destroys the manuscript in an unfortunate bathtub accident, all that remains are the footnotes, which they arrange to publish in a consummate portrait of Blashette's strangely hilarious life story, one that offers some infinitely interesting morsels of American cultural history. Of course, as endnotes go, these are the tidbits, the marginalia: snippets of commentary, correspondence, court transcripts, song lyrics, and even a recipe for Boston baked beans. But in the topsy-turvy world of Ibid, the footnotes tell the truest story of all.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ibid: A Life
Author(s): Mark Dunn
ISBN: 1-931561-65-6 / 978-1-931561-65-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacAdam/Cage Publishing
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Paperback Editions

February 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ibid A Life
Author(s): Mark Dunn
ISBN: 0-413-77429-5 / 978-0-413-77429-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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June 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ibid: A Novel
Author(s): Mark Dunn, Pat Walsh
ISBN: 0-15-603100-0 / 978-0-15-603100-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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March 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ibid: A Life
Author(s): Mark Dunn
ISBN: 0-413-77428-7 / 978-0-413-77428-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ibid - A Life
Author(s): Mark Dunn
Publisher: MP Publishing Limited
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