The Frog King by Adam Davies

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Harry Driscoll is living in New York City (if you call trying to survive on an editorial assistant's salary "living").

His family is wealthy (but Harry Driscoll is not).

His education is Ivy League (but what good is it doing him?).

His publishing job is entry level (with no exit in sight).


Harry Driscoll has a dream (if you call an unfinished manuscript hidden in the closet a "dream").

Harry Driscoll has a girl (although intercourse is out of the question).

Harry Driscoll even has feelings. (He asked this girl, one day in the park, to be in his life forever--and meant it!)

And the other girls? They're not the problem. (The problem is, Harry Driscoll cannot allow himself to say the word "love.")


About Adam Davies

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Adam Davies worked as an editorial assistant at Random House in New York City. He is currently an instructor at the University of Georgia.
Published August 6, 2002 by Riverhead. 340 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Debut about an assistant book editor by a former assistant book editor that isn’t, let’s hope, what current practitioners of the trade mistake for good reading.

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Harry Driscoll works for peasant's wages as an editorial assistant at Prestige Publishing, a prominent New York City house.

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Book Reporter

Davies seems to want to say that this duo will live happily ever after, Harry having saved Birdie from the streets and Birdie having saved Harry from himself.

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Harry Driscoll is "The Frog King."

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Ivy Leaguer Harry Driscoll's plans to take over Manhattan via the publishing industry have been edited into some sort of cosmic joke.

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