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Zwilling's Dream

3.2  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This richly ironic comedy is a nimble juggle of shifting realities-named by the Los Angeles Times one of the Best Books of 1999. Joel Zwilling is emerging as a literary wunderkind. But when Joel's wife and daughter are killed in a car accident, he is left with a young son, and a resulting writer's block as unmoving as a pyramid. Over the next two decades, Joel's career ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 4th 2001 by Counterpoint (first published 1999)
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MJ Nicholls
Nov 14, 2014 MJ Nicholls rated it really liked it
Shelves: novels, merkins
Feld’s career was terminated in 2001 when cancer terminated Feld in 2001. This, his final published work, is a mildly satirical novel about a doomed movie production, strictly in the realist mode. Illness haunts these pages and Feld is a skilled writer on the topic of living in the spectre of death—think Elkin minus the gags.
Audrey
Aug 07, 2013 Audrey rated it it was ok
Lately I haven't done well picking books at random from the library that seem interesting. First I was disappointed by an author I usually love. With Ross Feld's book, I failed to be interested by a writer I had never heard of.

The jacket copy was intriguing to me, promising emotional intrigue when a California director moves to Cincinnati to produce a movie based on an early piece by the now-washed-up writer Joel Zwilling. Unfortunately, the characters never quite take shape. While I don't requ
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Marvin
Aug 14, 2009 Marvin rated it liked it
This one is difficult to describe. It brings together a set of well-drawn characters trying to produce a movie from the Holocaust writings 30 years earlier of a writer who's written nothing since. The script is to be written by the writer's once estranged, now partially reconciled son, who is a writer of a very different sort. The characters struggle with their relationships with each other, with how to balance work & family life, with how to relate to the world, with how to define ...more
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