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Thorndike Press, 2004 - Fiction - 509 pages
4 Reviews
A New York Times Editor's Choice

"Bandbox" is a hugely successful magazine - a glamorous monthly cocktail of 1920s obsessions from the stock market to radio to gangland murder - edited by the bombastic Jehoshaphat "Joe" Harris. The defection of Harris's most ambitious prote ge has plunged "Bandbox" into a death struggle with a new competitor on the newsstand. But there's more to come in this dazzling, hilarious novel that captures the heart and soul of New York in the Jazz Age.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Manhattan period melodrama, handled with roguish finesse.The byzantine plot begins with a daringly extended exposition in which Mallon, author of other historically based fiction (Henry and Clara ... Read full review

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User Review  - ChloeEthan - LibraryThing

Historical nonsense about two dueling men's mags in '20s NYC. Aspires but falls short of manic energy of '30s screwball comedies. Too many characters sounding too much alike; none resonate in the ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Thomas Mallon, author of "In Fact", is a frequent contributor to many magazines & journals. His column, "Doubting Thomas" ran for six years in GQ. His novels Dewey Defeats Truman & Henry & Clara were New York Times Notable Books. A recipient of Guggenheim & Rockefeller fellowships, he lives in Westport, Connecticut.

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