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“This is the type of book I adore: intelligent, whimsically hilarious, and unapologetically bizarre. It is everything I love about surrealism and bizarro put together in one masterpiece. Without hyperbole, I can say that it is my favorite modern bizarre novel.”

ZÉ BURNS

ZEBURNS.COM

“Stitch’s prose is mesmerising...while his ability to weave whimsy and magical realism into an accented, almost anachronistically antiquated style is practically sublime.”

THE IRISH TIMES

“Stitch's imagination is envy-inducing. Fans of Donald Barthelme’s most playful prosody, or the breakneck humor of A Confederacy of Dunces, will have to remind themselves to breathe in between those first 18 pages. (If isolated, “Seiler” would be my favorite short story of the last decade).”

TYLER DEMPSEY

HEAVY FEATHER REVIEW

Lake of Urine is a weird and unique gem—hilarious and eerie and oddly heartfelt, full of images and bits of language that will lodge permanently in your head.”

DAN CHAON

AUTHOR OF ILL WILL

Guillermo Stitch's novel Lake of Urine is funny, dark, and entertaining on every page.

DAVID GUTOWSKI

LARGEHEARTEDBOY

“Absolutely savage. Truly original. Absurdly funny. Stitch is Irish and it can’t help but seep through. From Swift to Wilde to Beckett, if you’re looking for them you’ll spot them. Winking. I imagine it’s in approval.  The novel itself is as tight as a fist and punches twice as hard.”

ANNE CUNNINGHAM

of the IRISH INDEPENDENT

“Exploring this world is an absolute delight. At every turn we encounter new depths of depravity, new heights of brilliance… and all of it is rendered in prose that is smart and squalid and layered enough to evoke—and perhaps even rival—James Joyce.”

KRISHAN COUPLAND

NEON BOOKS

“Whatever our own normative intuitions as readers regarding what fiction should or shouldn’t be, it is hard, even after a few pages, not to surrender to Stitch’s unflinching audacity, which is everywhere on display...deeply original.”

LUKE WARDE

TOTALLY DUBLIN

Enchantingly absurd and sumptuously rendered... Guillermo Stitch has concocted a banquet for the senses, with surprises to savor on every page.”

MATTHEW VOLLMER

AUTHOR OF PERMANENT EXHIBIT

“The odd world Stitch creates is enlivened by his vibrant characters and ornate prose, which blends the archaic, grandiloquent, and lyrical along with nuggets of the idiomatic and euphemistic. Stitch neither tries to faithfully recreate our own world nor fabricate an entirely alien one. The mimetic effect is like something out of a dream, familiar and unsettling, a convincing achievement on par with the recognizable nowhere-ness of O’Brien’s The Third Policeman.”

LUCAS SPIRO

THE ARTS FUSE

“This is definitely not traditional fiction (thankfully)…. Professionally speaking, I’m not permitted to disclose what is in the lake of urine. A clue, however: Stitch’s title is not cruel.”

KEVIN KIELY

BOOKS IRELAND

“Guillermo Stitch’s Lake of Urine reads like something Flann O’Brien might have written if he’d just allowed himself to go really wild.”

CHRISTIAN TeBORDO

AUTHOR OF GHOST ENGINE

“There's a world in these pages, a world as rich and strange as any that I’ve encountered in literature, and as well realised. This book is a proper, dip-in-able old fashioned story where you will want to scribble in the margins and dog ear the pages and read it in the bath and smother in hot dropped butter.”

JOHN PATRICK HIGGINS

EVERY DAY I WAKE UP HOPEFUL

“An absurdist marriage plot with notes of Bohumil Hrabal and a novel’s heft of singularity. Come for the exuberant prose; stay for the bawdy turns and twists, and be rewarded with laughter. This colorful, original tale will not disappoint.” 

SARA LIPPMANN

AUTHOR OF DOLL PALACE

“Beautiful literary prose, depicting even the most grotesque details, conveys this book’s commitment to what it holds dear. Reminiscent of Confederacy of Dunces’ bawdy humor and Wes Anderson’s colorful, yet darkly whimsical cinematic compositions, Lake of Urine is a bizarre, raucous love story with ornate surprises at every turn.” 

MARI CARLSON

of FOREWORD REVIEWS, BOOKPAGE

“A strange and wonderful thing. There are sentences to relish on every page and you will find yourself wanting to read chunks of it out loud to everyone you meet.”

KATHERINE GRAHAM

THEATRE RE

“Fairytale tropes meet modernist angst in search of stable coordinates...takes the absurdist satire to its logical conclusion...brilliant tragicomedy.”

ANEESHA PURI

THE MANTLE

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