The Plagiarist by Benjamin Cheever
A Novel

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The son of an aging alcoholic writer leaves his dead-end job as a journalist at a suburban newspaper to work for a magazine with a worldwide readership, and the career move transforms his life in ways he could never have imagined.
 

About Benjamin Cheever

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Benjamin Hale Cheever has been a reporter for daily newspapers and an editor at Reader's Digest. He is the author of the acclaimed novels The Plagiarist, The Partisan, and Famous After Death, and the editor of The Letters of John Cheever. He has taught at Bennington College and The New School for Social Research.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by HAMISH HAMILTON LTD. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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John Cheever's son, a former editor at Reader's Digest, debuts in fiction with a novel about a famous writer's son who works as an editor at a magazine just like--what else?--Reader's Digest.

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Working in a dead-end job at his local newspaper in a New York City suburb, trapped in a marriage to a woman who never fails to remind him how badly he's doing (when he suggests that they make love one morning, she says, ``All right, but make it quick and don't be surprised if I throw up''), Arth...

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Cheever's buoyant and touching debut is about an aspiring magazine editor with marital troubles who is the son of a much celebrated American writer.

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Benjamin Cheever has a hard act to follow, but after The Plagiarist, his wildly funny first novel, any fair-minded person will compare him, not unfavorably, with that handful of established American writers of humor rather than with his illustrious father.

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