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In the summer of 1963, seventeen-year-old Eddie Strull goes off to Europe with a supervised camp group of New York Jewish kids. But Eddie, ever the rebel, has other plans. Eddie wants to live as an adult. A writer. Right now. When they arrive in Paris, the last stop before heading home, Eddie sneaks out of the youth hostel and disappears into the bohemian labyrinth of the ...more
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Expected publication: December 17th 2020
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Joseph Carrabis
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Myers's opening line - "Even before we got on the plane, I was planning my getaway." - defines this amazing novel. We know the viewpoint (1st person), the theme (v Self), the setting (modern...ish. A plane is mentioned), and the mood (the passive voice shows disdain, contempt).
That one line is the entire opening paragraph. The second paragraph gives you all the backstory you need and the third (and still on the first page) provides a delicious overdose of the character. I write "delicious overdo
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After twenty years trembling on the brink of rock stardom and fifteen years working at record companies, Ted Myers left the music business—or perhaps it was the other way around—and took a job as a copywriter at an advertising agency. This cemented his determination to make his mark as an author. He started with his memoir because Mark Twain said "write what you know," but Ted quickly moved into t ...more

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