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The Master Blaster

P.F. Kluge

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-0709-2
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8
Paperback
Overlook
01/28/2014

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From P.F. Kluge, the widely hailed author of Gone Tomorrow (one of NPR’s Best Books of the Year), comes a compelling and luminous portrayal of strangers adrift in Saipan, America’s least-appreciated exotic getaway. George Griffin, a jaded writer, comes for a press junket and stays far longer than expected; Stephanie Warner arrives just after going on trial separation from from her husband; Mel Brodie is an elderly entrepreneur chasing the ghosts of his father; and Khan is a Bangladeshi laborer who comes to Saipan (“America”) to escape hunger. Their voices circle the intoxicating feeling of possibility on Saipan, and the surprises—both wondrous and terrifying—that lie in wait there.

With the versatility that won Kluge accolades as the writer behind Dog Day Afternoon, The Master Blaster is a feat of addictive storytelling.


Praise for The Master Blaster:

“Subtle, surprising, and believable . . . Intricate and, in many places, brilliant. Prose and dialogue snap and crackle.”—Boston Globe

“Delving deep into his rich setting, P.F. Kluge patiently lays out a tale of intrigue and ignorance worthy of Graham Greene.” —Stewart O’Nan

“Knowing and skillful . . . A love poem to Saipan disguising none of its warts.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer



Novelist, journalist, and teacher P.F. Kluge is Writer in Residence at Kenyon College. His novels include Eddie and the Cruisers, Biggest Elvis, Gone Tomorrow, and A Call from Jersey. Two films, Dog Day Afternoon and Eddie and the Cruisers, are based on his work. His journalism appears in National Geographic Traveler, where he is a contributing editor, and elsewhere. He lives in Gambier, Ohio.

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