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Zalkow's debut novel is having an out-of-body experience: it is a first-person account of an anxious Jewish writer named Yuvi struggling to complete his debut novel, and worrying incessantly about his floundering marriage.Sep 10 2012 | Read Full Review of A Brilliant Novel in the Works
It's amazing that there aren't more first novels about writing novels, considering the nearly universal admonition of writing teachers to "write what you know" and the tendency toward autobiography among debut novelists.Aug 18 2012 | Read Full Review of A Brilliant Novel in the Works
He has a wife who wants things he can't give, an editor who wants a book he can't deliver, a brother-in-law with a gut disease that he can't fix, and dead parents who stubbornly remain dead.
As the structure of Yuvi's novel falls apart, so does his life.
He calls his own novel “a steaming pile of personal essays with no plot except one about an author who has no idea how to write a novel.” A Brilliant Novel in the Works is a pastiche.Aug 01 2012 | Read Full Review of A Brilliant Novel in the Works
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