padgett powell, american author of experimental novels. this is probably the most interesting book i have on my to-read-again list:
he's similar to elmore leonard in the way he removes himself completely from the text and simply allows his characters to talk. it's a really sweet, odd, funny book about getting old and having stupid conversations which turn out to be quite smart in hindsight.
i would recommend it to anyone looking for something a little unusual.
if you like that, go and check out the interrogative mood.