Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work by Geoff Hamilton

By Geoff Hamilton

Encyclopedia of up to date Writers and Their paintings is a useful consultant to the English-language fiction writers born after 1959 and their top paintings. assurance comprises probably the most very important and attractive writers operating this present day, corresponding to Chang-rae Lee, Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, and Dave Eggers.

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Igino’s doubt about the company—not only about its accounting practices but about the moral defensibility of its business—spreads to Greeder. Still, the latter sees himself as invaluable to the company, and is only months from retiring with a hefty bonus. The five years he devoted to the company will give him the means to live the life he has always wanted, though he has no real idea what that life might look like. He confides all this to the company doctor, who soon after mysteriously disappears.

He pays homage to his favorite authors in his fiction, and his novels feature elements of the “gloriously eccentric and idiosyncratic” characters he loves in John Irving, the page-turning courtroom thrills of John Grisham’s best work, and the intensely personal dramas of Joyce Carol Oates. Although some critics have complained that Bohjalian’s characters occasionally lack the complexity of his plots, his many readers embrace the vivid drama of his novels and the light-hearted personal reflections of his columns as enthusiastically as he, in turn, engages with them.

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