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Percival Everett

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Percival Everett

Percival Everett is the author of more than 30 books, including THE TREES and TELEPHONE, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Percival Everett

Books by Percival Everett

by Percival Everett - Fiction

A brilliant professor of mathematics who goes by Wala Kitu is an expert on nothing. That is to say, he is an expert, his area of study is nothing, and he does nothing about it. This makes him the perfect partner for aspiring villain John Sill, who wants to break into Fort Knox to steal 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.