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Gilligan's Wake

ISBN-10: 0312311141
ISBN-13: 9780312311148
Edition: Revised 
Authors: Tom Carson
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Description: In this kaleidoscopic fantasy, seven uniquely familiar narrators recall the last American century. An old salt shares his memories of fellow PT-boat skipper Jack Kennedy. A New York millionaire gets Alger Hiss a job. An ex-debutante reveals her Jazz  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 2/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

In this kaleidoscopic fantasy, seven uniquely familiar narrators recall the last American century. An old salt shares his memories of fellow PT-boat skipper Jack Kennedy. A New York millionaire gets Alger Hiss a job. An ex-debutante reveals her Jazz Age friendship with The Great Gatsby's Daisy Buchanan. A Dixie redhead dishes up the inside scoop on the Rat Pack. A scientist confesses to his part in every event from Los Alamos to Watergate. And Mary-Ann Kilroy of Russell, Kansas finds romance in Paris before learning why she'll never leave the island. But behind them lurks the man who keeps insisting that his name isn't Gilligan--and who's inventing this brilliant, poignant comic collage for reasons of his own.

Tom Carson was born in Germany in 1956, he grew up living abroad. He graduated in 1977 from Princeton University, where he won the Samuel Shellabarger award for creative writing. Carson is the author of Gilligan's Wake, a New York Times Notable Book of The Year for 2003, and Daisy Buchanan's Daughter, 2011. Currently he is GQ's "The Critic," where he won two National Magazine Awards for criticism as Esquire magazine's "Screen" columnist and has been nominated two more times since. A former resident of Washington, D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles, he now lives in New Orleans with his wife, Arion Berger.

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