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Gone Tomorrow (Paperback)

Gone Tomorrow (Paperback)

P.F. Kluge

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-259-3
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8
Paperback
Overlook
9/29/2009

Product Description

Kluge’s brilliant novel tells of George Canaris, a writing professor who is on the verge of forced retirement at a small college in Ohio when he is killed in a hit-and-run accident. The first faculty member in half a century whose death merits an obituary in the New York Times, Canaris is also an enigma. The author of two well-received novels and a book of essays—all published more than thirty years ago—Canaris had taken a hefty advance taken on his next book, The Beast, but died before writing a single page.

Upon his death Mark May, a young English professor who barely knew the dead man, finds himself named as Canaris’s literary executor ... although executor of what is unclear. Thus begins a search through lives and letters that is at once gripping, hilarious and affirming. A true page-turner, P.F. Kluge’s Gone Tomorrow is equal parts Richard Russo's Straight Man and Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys, and yet entirely unlike anything you’ve ever read.

Author Information
Novelist, journalist and teacher, P.F. Kluge is Writer in Residence at Kenyon College. His novels include Eddie and The Cruisers and, most recently, Gone Tomorrow. Two films, Dog Day Afternoon and Eddie And The Cruisers, have been based on his work. Kluge lives in Gambier, Ohio with his wife, Pamela Hollie.

Praise for Gone Tomorrow
“Kluge has dozens of gorgeous, wrenching passages, details, throw-away observations. He can really write, like a man who means it.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“The novel unspools into a wry, wise and literary pleasure.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer

"A sparkling new novel, witty and astute.” —Entertainment Weekly



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