American Studies

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Bertrams Print On Demand, 2008 - Anti-communist movements - 288 pages
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Reeve thinks his life is over. His career is at a dead end & his landlord is evicting him from his apartment because he made too much noise when a hustler beat him up. As he lies in a hospital bed, he finds himself brooding about the parallel ruin of his college mentor Tom Slater, who was betrayed & driven to suicide during the McCarthy era.

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Reeve is lain up in the hospital after being beaten up by a man he picked up in a bar. As he recuperates, he considers his life to date, thus revealing to us the significant details. Reeve ... Read full review

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A confident first novel, but perhaps doesn't ring as true in 2012 as it did when it was published. Some of the themes which might have felt fresher in the 90s feel played out now, at least to me. "Arrow's Flight," his second book, remains a masterpiece. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Mark Merlis grew up in Baltimore and attended Wesleyan and Brown Universities. He now lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

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