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Burnt Norway By John Vanderslice
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In this hilarious pretend memoir, Paul Mullen tells the tale of how he thought up and created his second novel. While complying with ever changing demands from his way too forgetful agent, Paul must... More > battle his ex-wife, his Yu-Gi-Oh addicted son, the American university system, New York publishing blowhards, and a foreign girlfriend he's not even sure he wants. All the while, Mullen's musings are interrupted by the Real Author who must set the reader straight on what's true, what's not, and what's anybody's guess. In this high-speed metafictional circus, the reader is afforded a little of everything: Nazis, blunderbusses, Thor Heyerdahl, Sol Stein, high seas adventure, the brave new world of Google research, and even a touching bit of romance.< Less
Days on Fire By John Vanderslice
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John Vanderslice follows up his metafictional romantic comedy Burnt Norway with a powerful historical novel about Vincent Van Gogh, an artist that many of us think we know but don't really--not like... More > this. Spanning the arc of Van Gogh's life from his boyhood years in Holland to his breakdown in Arles to his year of confinement in St. Paul's asylum in Saint-Rémy, Days on Fire leads readers through a veritable roller coaster of blunted hopes, harrowing romances, personal betrayals, backbreaking labor, and, finally, hard-earned artistic success. For all the evident ire and disappointment in Van Gogh's famously turbulent life, Days on Fire is ultimately a story of success, not tragedy.< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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