About The Author: A Novel

July 23, 2002|
About The Author: A Novel by John Colapinto
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller As Nature Made Him comes a “clever and entertaining first novel.”-Elle

Despite a severe case of writer''s block, Cal Cunningham dreams of writing a novel that will permit him to escape from his life as a penniless stockboy in dirty and dangerous upper Manhattan bookstore. However, when his roommate is suddenly killed in a bicycle accident, Cal is suddenly the author of a page-turning autobiography. Propelled to the top of the bestseller lists with million-dollar movie deals, Cal finds that he has realized his most outlandish fantasies of literary success. That is, until he discovers that someone knows his secret.

A searingly funny psychological thriller, About the Author delves into the excesses of the publishing world and shows that sometimes the difference between reality and imagination can be fatal.

Just how did Cal Cunningham -- a twenty-five-year-old bookstore stockboy who is new to Manhattan and who has never written anything -- publish a bestselling novel that sells to the movies for a million dollars?A mysterious roommate, a timely bike accident, and the rapacious literary agent Blackie Yaeger all play a role in Cal's success...
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Title:About The Author: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.62 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.62 in
Published:July 23, 2002
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060932176

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