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
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The style seems a bit camp and dated now, but he does write in a captivating manner. Read full review

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A woman writes about relationships and family, it's chick-lit. Norman Mailer jerks off, leaves his mess all over paper, and we're supposed to call it literature? Rather, this book is the pinnacle of ... Read full review

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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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