An American dream

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Dial Press, 1965 - Fiction - 270 pages
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In this nightmare vision of life, a hard-drinking TV figure, with schizophrenic tendencies, strangles his wealthy wife.

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two of the best love scenes i've ever read. - Goodreads
complex writing style making for a show read at first. - Goodreads
The plot is pretty absorbing. - Goodreads
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complex writing style making for a show read at first. eventually got very into the story. evokes turn feelings on the characters Read full review

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Dense- with descriptive passages that work well. Tend to re-read some of the more 'detailed' passages & no they're not all about sex. I'm drifting in parts & mostly the sex scenes & waiting for the ... Read full review

Contents

The Harbors of the Moon I
1
A Runner from the Gaming Room
33
A Messenger from the Maniac
54
Copyright

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About the author (1965)

Norman Kingsley Mailer was born on January 31, 1923 in Long Branch, N. J. and then moved with his family to Brooklyn, N. Y. Mailer later attended Harvard University and graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering. Mailer served in the Army during World War II, and later wrote, directed, and acted in motion pictures. He was also a co-founder of the Village Voice and edited Disssent for nine years. Mailer has written several books including: The Armies of the Night, which won the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and a Polk Award; and The Executioner's Song, which won the Pulitzer Prize. In 2005, he won the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation. He published his last novel, The Castle in the Forest, in 2007. He died of acute renal failure on November 10, 2007.

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