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Death of a Writer After E. Robert Pendleton, a tenured prof at a small Midwestern college, attempts suicide, his long-forgotten masterpiece becomes a cause célè...Death of a WriterFiction, Mystery and Thriller After E. Robert Pendleton, a tenured prof at a small Midwestern college, attempts suicide, his long-forgotten masterpiece becomes a cause célè...2006-08-25Bloomsbury
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Death of a Writer

Genre: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Author: Michael Collins; Publisher: Bloomsbury

After E. Robert Pendleton, a tenured prof at a small Midwestern college, attempts suicide, his long-forgotten masterpiece becomes a cause célèbre thanks to an adoring grad student and a former literary rival-turned-best-selling schlockmeister. But since the book’s plot bears an uncanny resemblance to an unsolved murder, the incapacitated Pendleton has become both a celebrity and a suspect. Michael Collins populates Death of a Writer with complex, haunted characters who dwell on their derailed lives and missed chances, weaving a darkly comic tale that skewers the insular, self-important worlds of both academia and publishing.

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