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Potboiler

By Jesse Kellerman

Arthur Pfefferkorn is a has-been, or perhaps a never-was: a middle-aged college professor with long-dead literary aspirations. When his oldest friend, bestselling thriller writer William de Vallèe, is lost at sea, Pfefferkorn is torn between envy and grief, for de Vallèe not only outshone Pfefferkorn professionally, but married the woman Pfefferkorn loved.
Pfefferkorn’s decision to reconnect with de Vallèe’s widow sets in motion a surreal chain of events, plunging him into a shadowy realm of double crosses and intrigue, a world where no one can be trusted--and nothing can be taken seriously.

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Publish Date

2012

ISBN

0399159037


Format: Book
Author: Kellerman, Jesse
Summary: Arthur Pfefferkorn, is a middle-aged college professor with long dead literary aspirations. When his oldest friend, successful thriller writer William de Vallee, is lost at sea, Pfefferkorn is torn between envy and grief, for de Vallee not only outshone Pfefferkorn professionally, but married the woman Pfefferkorn loved. He struggles with his failed ambitions while reflecting on his late friend's successes and marriage. He decides to take the best-selling author's latest manuscript and publish it as his own. Although the novel brings him great success, his life soon spirals into a series of betrayals and double-crosses torn straight from the pages of his plagiarized work. His decision to reconnect with de Vallee's widow sets in motion a surreal chain of events, plunging him into a shadowy realm of intrigue, a world where no one can be trusted, and nothing can be taken seriously.
Title: Potboiler / Jesse Kellerman.
Publisher Date: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2012.
Subject: Authors -- Fiction
Isbn: 0399159037 (hbk.) 9780399159039 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: M Kellerman
Oclc: 761846543
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Bib Id: 397197

Format: Book
Author: Kellerman, Jesse
Summary: Arthur Pfefferkorn, is a middle-aged college professor with long dead literary aspirations. When his oldest friend, successful thriller writer William de Vallee, is lost at sea, Pfefferkorn is torn between envy and grief, for de Vallee not only outshone Pfefferkorn professionally, but married the woman Pfefferkorn loved. He struggles with his failed ambitions while reflecting on his late friend's successes and marriage. He decides to take the best-selling author's latest manuscript and publish it as his own. Although the novel brings him great success, his life soon spirals into a series of betrayals and double-crosses torn straight from the pages of his plagiarized work. His decision to reconnect with de Vallee's widow sets in motion a surreal chain of events, plunging him into a shadowy realm of intrigue, a world where no one can be trusted, and nothing can be taken seriously.
Title: Potboiler / Jesse Kellerman.
Publisher, Date: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2012.
Description: 323 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Authors -- Fiction
LCCN: 2012001823
ISBN: 0399159037 (hbk.)
ISBN: 9780399159039 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: M Kellerman