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About the Author

by Colapinto, John

  • ISBN: 9780060194178
  • ISBN10: 0060194170

About the Author

by Colapinto, John

  • List Price: $25.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publish date: 01/01/2006
  • ISBN: 9780060194178
  • ISBN10: 0060194170
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Description: Despite a severe case of writer's block, Cal Cunningham dreams of writing an autobiographical novel that will permit him to escape from his life as a penniless bookstore stockboy in dirty and dangerous upper Manhattan. Cal's dreams are threatened when he learns that his law student roommate harbors secret literary ambitions of his own. Stewart has just finished writing a page-turning novel -- based on Cal's life. When a timely, fatal bicycle accident removes Stewart from the scene, Cal appropriates the manuscript as his own, and places it in the hands of legendarily ferocious literary agent Blackie Yaeger, who sells the book and movie rights for two million dollars. Propelled to the top of the best-seller lists, Cal finds that he has realized his most outlandish fantasies of literary success. That is, until he discovers that someone knows his secret.

Reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith's gripping "Ripley" novels, About the Author is a psychological thriller that not only casts a knowing eye on the excesses of the current Manhattan publishing world, but touches on deeper themes of literary envy, identity, guilt, and the fatal difference between reality and imagination.

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