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Chris Belden

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CHRIS BELDEN was born and raised in Canton, Ohio--home of Thurman Munson, The O'Jays, Macy Gray and Marilyn Manson. He attended the University of Michigan, where he received a B.A. in Film & Video Studies, which is to say he spent four years watching movies.

After college he worked lousy day jobs for several years while playing drums in the band The Slang. For a while he also played in Joe Henry's band, which is how he ended up in NYC. There he worked in the publishing industry and started writing fiction in earnest. He also wrote several screenplays, including Amnesia—co-written with the great David Henry--which was made into a B movie starring Ally Sheedy and John Savage.

In 1996, Chris was in the first cohort of the Bronx WritersCorp
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Shriver

3.63 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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Carry-On

3.45 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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4.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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SENTENCES, Volume IV

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The first volume of a trilogy, this is one of the most honest & searing novels about childhood I've ever read. Set in post-war Naples, the novel explores poverty, education, gender roles, & above all friendship in ways that are both absolutel ...more
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Insanely, at times inexplicably, addictive. Knausgard doesn't care about writing "beautifully" here, he simply digs into seemingly mundane moments of his life, & with complete sincerity is able to mine deep, sometimes dark feelings that elude mos ...more
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