St. Famous by Jonathan Dee

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Abducted by young African-American Victor Hartley in the middle of a riot, aspiring writer Paul Soloway becomes a reluctant hero at the center of a racial maelstrom. By the author of The Liberty Campaign.

About Jonathan Dee

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JONATHAN DEE is the author of five novels, most recently The Privileges, which was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. He is a Contributing Writer for The New York Times Magazine, a frequent literary critic for Harper's, and a former Senior Editor of The Paris Review. He teaches in the graduate writing programs at Columbia University and The New School. He is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Author Residence: New York, NY

Author Hometown: New York, NY
Published February 19, 2009 by Doubleday. 348 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Grasping at his new celebrity as a way out of prison, and at the TV-movie deals as a way out of the ghetto, Victor is desperate to make his voice heard over Paul's.

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But while his portrayal of America's racial divide is acute and his characters well drawn, ultimately both Paul and Victor emerge as selfish and naive, and much of what they learn about the power of the media and the distortions of public image over the course of the novel seems distressingly obv...

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