Being Written: A Novel

Paperback | September 9, 2008

byWilliam Conescu

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Daniel Fischer has a secret. He knows he's a character in a book that's being written. He's the only one who knows, the only one who's aware of the author's presence—but what good does it do Daniel? He's just a minor character. The author seems much more interested in other people's lives. Now Daniel is determined to win a bigger part, and he'll do whatever it takes to get the author's attention and make this story his own.

Suspenseful, subversive, and hilarious, Being Written is an audaciously inventive literary turn that gleefully calls into question who we trust, what we believe, and how the stories of our lives are created.

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Daniel Fischer has a secret. He knows he's a character in a book that's being written. He's the only one who knows, the only one who's aware of the author's presence—but what good does it do Daniel? He's just a minor character. The author seems much more interested in other people's lives. Now Daniel is determined to win a bigger part,...

William Conescu's short stories have appeared inThe Gettysburg Review,New Letters,Green Mountains Review, and other publications. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.Being Writtenis his first novel.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 inPublished:September 9, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061451347

ISBN - 13:9780061451348

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“An adroit riff on literary conventions, turning various genres on their heads. A clever debut.”