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John Addiego

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John Addiego has published three novels, the most recent a mystery published this year titled The Jaguar Tree. He's also published numerous stories and poems in literary journals and is a former poetry editor at the Northwest Review. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he now lives with his wife, Ellen in Corvallis, Oregon.

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John Addiego Write for the joy, not the money, even though I've made hundreds of dollars writing novels over the span of a few decades.
Average rating: 3.53 · 43 ratings · 18 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
The Islands of Divine Music

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Tears of the Mountain

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The Jaguar Tree

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Frank Zappa
“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”
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