The Wherewithal: A Novel in Verse

Author(s): Philip Schultz


I, one Henryk Stanislaw Wyrzykowski, Head Clerk of Closed Files, a department of one, work . . . in a forgotten well of ghostly sighs This astonishing novel in verse tells the story of Henryk Wyrzykowski, a drifting, haunted young man hiding from the Vietnam War in the basement of a San Francisco welfare building and translating his mother s diaries. The diaries concern the Jedwabne massacre, an event that took place in German-occupied Poland in 1941. Wildly inventive, dark, beautiful, and unrelenting, The Wherewithal is a meditation on the nature of evil and the destruction of war.


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Philip Schultz, the author of seven previous collections of poetry, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for Failure. He is the founder and director of the Writers Studio.

General Fields

  • : 9780393240948
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : 0.344
  • : May 2014
  • : 218mm X 152mm X 52mm
  • : United States
  • : March 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 144
  • : Hardback
  • : Philip Schultz