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Rotten Rejections: A Literary Companion

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New hope for the rejected. Rotten Rejections are excerpts from some kiss-off letters about books whose writers have since had the last laugh: ”You’re welcome to le Carré — he hasn’t got any future” (John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold). ”If you insist on rewriting this, get rid of all that Indian stuff” (Tony Hillerman’s The Blessing Way). ”It is impossible to sell animal stories in the U.S.A.” (George Orwell’s Animal Farm). A