From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus i> comes
a funny, poignant, and highly original novel about an author whose
relationship with his very i> famous book editor will change him
forever--both as a writer and a son. b>
After years of
struggling as a writer in 1990s New York City, James 'smale finally
gets his big break when his novel sells to an editor at a major
publishing house :none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis i>.
Jackie, or Mrs. Onassis as she's known in the office, has fallen in
love with James's candidly autobiographical novel, one that exposes
his own dysfunctional family. But when the book's forthcoming
publication threatens to unravel already fragile relationships, both
within his family and with his partner, James finds that he can't
bring himself to finish the manuscript.
Jackie and James
develop an unexpected friendship, and she pushes him to write an
authentic ending, encouraging him to head home to confront the truth
about his relationship with his mother.
But when a long-held family secret is revealed, he realizes his
editor may have had a larger plan that goes beyond the
With lovable characters and the same intimate prose
that readers loved in 'steven Rowley's debut novel, Lily and the
Octopus i>, The Editor i> is a poignant, insightful
novel of young men and their mothers, authors and their editors, and
the minefields of speaking the truth about those we love.
Text in English
Taal / Language : English
|Paperback / softback
208 x 132 x 23 mm
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