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A Brilliant Novel in the Works (edition 2012)

by Yuvi Zalkow

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Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-GBX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A neurotic writer's novel begins to come to life as he struggles to save his marriage and his fledgling career. When Yuvi's wife finds him in his underwear, standing on top of his desk, she isn't terribly impressed with him and his writing habits. But Yuvi worries. He has a wife who wants things he can't give, an editor who wants a book he can't deliver, a brother-in-law with a gut disease that he can't fix, and dead parents who stubbornly remain dead. As the structure of Yuvi's novel falls apart, so does his life. His novel and his life blend together as he struggles to pull out of the mess. He revisits the fragments of his unreconciled past and his pantsless present, traveling from his suburban Jewish home in Atlanta to the North Carolina mountains of his father's childhood, to several hospital waiting rooms, to the living room of a grieving Palestinian man. Heartbreaking and hilarious, A Brilliant Novel in the Works is the utterly original debut novel from Yuvi Zalkow.… (more)
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This book is narrated by an author who is trying to write a brilliant novel. He is neurotic, selfish, and twisted, yet I found it hard not to like him. His marriage is falling apart and his life is in a downward spiral as he continually fails to write his novel. A Brilliant Novel in the Works is the novel he is failing to write and the people in his life become characters in his novel. The book is hard to describe, but it is clever, heartbreaking, and funny all at once. Definitely not for everyone, but I liked it. ( )
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Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-GBX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A neurotic writer's novel begins to come to life as he struggles to save his marriage and his fledgling career. When Yuvi's wife finds him in his underwear, standing on top of his desk, she isn't terribly impressed with him and his writing habits. But Yuvi worries. He has a wife who wants things he can't give, an editor who wants a book he can't deliver, a brother-in-law with a gut disease that he can't fix, and dead parents who stubbornly remain dead. As the structure of Yuvi's novel falls apart, so does his life. His novel and his life blend together as he struggles to pull out of the mess. He revisits the fragments of his unreconciled past and his pantsless present, traveling from his suburban Jewish home in Atlanta to the North Carolina mountains of his father's childhood, to several hospital waiting rooms, to the living room of a grieving Palestinian man. Heartbreaking and hilarious, A Brilliant Novel in the Works is the utterly original debut novel from Yuvi Zalkow.

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