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Death of a Writer

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Death of a Writer

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Michael Collins
publisher:
Bloomsbury
genre:
Fiction, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A-

After E. Robert Pendleton, a tenured prof at a small Midwestern college, attempts suicide, his long-forgotten masterpiece becomes a cause célèbre thanks to an adoring grad student and a former literary rival-turned-best-selling schlockmeister. But since the book’s plot bears an uncanny resemblance to an unsolved murder, the incapacitated Pendleton has become both a celebrity and a suspect. Michael Collins populates Death of a Writer with complex, haunted characters who dwell on their derailed lives and missed chances, weaving a darkly comic tale that skewers the insular, self-important worlds of both academia and publishing.

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