The Bookmakers

The Bookmakers

Book - 1995 | 1st ed
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Baker & Taylor
Just when he finally comes up with a fabulous idea for a novel about a burnt-out writer who decides to commit suicide, Mack Green discovers that his publisher, who thinks that the book works better as nonfiction, has hired a hit man to insure that idea

Blackwell North Amer
Mack Green has a million-dollar idea for his next novel: A burned-out writer with woman troubles and money woes agrees to commit suicide for a huge book advance. Mack's editor thinks it's a surefire idea too - but only as nonfiction. Which is where the troubles begin in The Bookmakers.
The Bookmakers demonstrates Chafets's comic inventiveness and uncanny ability to hold readers in suspense while making them laugh out loud. This is a caper that takes wicked aim at the book industry, the pro-suicide crowd, high school heroes, and a too-hip-for-its-own-good contemporary Cosa Nostra that aspires to become an equal-opportunity employer. Filled with memorable characters - from a dwarf hitman named Afterbirth to a Catholic priest who believes tithing extends to his sideline as a literary agent, to a publisher who commits to publishing his wife's short stories so she'll sleep with him - The Bookmakers is that special sort of novel that is as unforgettable as it is entertaining.

Baker
& Taylor

Just when he finally comes up with a fabulous idea for a novel about a burnt-out writer who decides to commit suicide, Mack Green discovers that his publisher, who thinks that the book works better as nonfiction, has hired a hit man to insure that idea. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679414568
0679414568
Branch Call Number: FIC CHA
Characteristics: 261 p. ; 24 cm

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