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The Visible Man
By Chuck Klosterman
(Scribner, $25)

In essayist Chuck Klosterman’s second novel, a self-aggrandizing but otherwise meek man known as Y_____ develops the ability to turn invisible and uses the power to spy on strangers. Ambivalent over his experiments with voyeurism, Y_____ visits therapist Victoria Vick, who becomes obsessed with discovering whether her charming patient is truthful or suffering from delusions of grandeur. Y_____’s treatment takes a dangerous turn when he develops a crush on Vick. This fast-paced psychological thriller is rife with the sharp satire that’s become synonymous with Klosterman. —Jaclyn Trop