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Titre : St. Burl's Obituary
Éditeur : MacMurray & Beck, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
Date d'édition : 1996
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Fine
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : 1st Edition.
First Edition (first printing). The first novel by the author of THE WEBSTER CHRONICLE, the story of a "gluttonous" man who stumbles into a gangland slaying. Fine/Fine. Inscribed by Akst on the title page, as follows: "7/9/96 - To Bill, The last of the big time readers. Thanks! Daniel Akst.". N° de réf. du libraire 50009
Synopsis : A burlesque of death, resurrection and dinner, this novel is a love story, a thriller, and an allegory on the state of modern manhood. When he stumbles one night into a gangland slaying Burleigh Bennett's life of moral virtue and culinary vice is turned upside down.
A propos de l'auteur:
A native New Yorker, Daniel Akst is a well-known journalist who has worked at the LA Times and Wall Street Journal and now writes a monthly column in the Sunday New York Times. He also writes regularly for the Wall Street Journal culture pages, and has appeared in many other publications, including American Heritage, the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, Civilization, Technology Review, the Washington Monthly, and on both public radio and television.
His first book, Wonder Boy (Scribners), chronicled the eye-popping fraud perpetrated by teenage entrepreneur Barry Minkow, and was named one of the 10 best of 1990 by Business Week. He is also the author of St. Burl's Obituary. The Webster Chronicle was published by BlueHen in October 2001.
Akst is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania who spent 13 years in Los Angeles before moving to the Hudson Valley, where he lives with his wife and two sons.
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