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Charles Bock’s debut novel, Beautiful Children, is a sweeping portrait of a depraved Las Vegas, from the bland misery of the suburbs to the explosive and exploitative sex industry, through the eyes of a runaway boy. The Washington Post writes, “[Bock’s] ability to share a deep understanding of America’s million or so lost street kids and their tormented parents give the book a whiff of greatness.”
"Composed as complementary storylines, this novel tracks two men, one young and one old, who travel from New York City to the mountains of northern Italy. Eugene, the younger man, seeks the enigmatic and reclusive writer/adventurer Constance Eakins, while Mr. Schmitz is looking for a missing friend." (booksite.com) (SqueakyChu)… (mais)
Nathaniel Rich is an editor of The Paris Review. He has written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Slate, and the Village Voice. He is the author of San Francisco Noir and lives in San Francisco. (prophetandmistress)
A stunningly original novel of literary obsession and imagination that is already one of the most highly anticipated debuts of the year. From a precociously talented young writer already widely admired in the literary world, this first novel unfolds in two complementary narratives, one following a young man and the other an old man.
Nathaniel Rich is Senior Editor at The Paris Review, and he has published essays and criticism in The New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Nation, The New Republic, and Slate. (ablachly)… (mais)
"I read "The Mayor's Tongue" with ever-increasing delight, rooting with all my heart for the young protagonist on his near-mythic quest. This is an elegantly-structured, brilliantly-told novel, by turns terrifying, touching, and wildly funny, and always generous and magical. "The Mayor's Tongue" is about how we talk to each other and how make-believe helps us get on with our lives; most of all, it's about love. Kudos to Nathaniel Rich, who has created a brave book, a novel brimming with brio." - Stephen King (Booksmith_in_SF)… (mais)