The Novel

The Novel

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Number of pages: 384

ISBN-10: 0812986792

ISBN-13: 9780812986792

In this riveting ambitious novel from James A Michener the renowned chronicler of epic history turns his extraordinary imagination to a world he knew better than anyone the world of books Lukas Yoder a novelist who has enjoyed a long successful career has finished what he believes to be his final work Then a tragedy strikes in his community and he becomes obsessed with writing about it Meanwhile Yoder s editor fights to preserve her integrity and her author as her firm becomes the target of a corporate takeover a local critic who teaches literature struggles with his ambitions and with his feelings about Yoder s success and a devoted reader holds the key to solving the mystery that haunts Yoder s hometown Praise for The Novel Michener explores some of the deepest issues raised by narrative literature The New York Times A good old fashioned sink your teeth into it story The Novel lets us see an unfamiliar side of the author at the same time portraying the delicate complex relationship among editors agents and writers The Philadelphia Inquirer Michener loves literature and his information about some of his favorite reading is almost as alluring as his explanation of how to handle a manuscript Associated Press So absorbing you simply will not want it to end Charleston News Courier

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