Picturing the Wreck

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Doubleday, 1996 - Fiction - 336 pages
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"Paul Soloway is an aspiring novelist who works in obscurity and dreams of fame - until fame is inadvertently thrust upon him in the form of a riot, a video camera, and a young black man named Victor Hartley. Caught in the violent confusion of a community uprising in Manhattan, Paul subsequently finds himself a random victim and reluctant hero, the object of desire at the center of a media circus, and the unwitting subject of intense negotiation among lawyers and movie executives whose own creative abilities threaten to put Paul's to shame. The tumultuous weeks that follow culminate in a devastating confrontation between black and white, literature and commerce, infamy and renown."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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From the author of Playing with Fire (1990) and Fugitive Blue (1992): another gloomy tale of upper-class guilt and betrayal, this featuring a psychoanalyst who longs to reunite with the son he lost ... Read full review

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The narrator of Shapiro's (Playing with Fire, LJ 6/1/90; Fugitive Blue, LJ 12/92) third novel is Holocaust fugitive, psychotherapist loner Solomon Grossman, who by chance sees his adult son Daniel ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Dani Shapiro is the author of the novels Black & White and Family History and the bestselling memoir Slow Motion. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, Elle, Vogue, O, and other publications.

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