Author: Michael Chabon
Published by: Random House (1995)
Grady Tripp is a professor and a writer at a Pittsburgh university. His friend and editor, Terry Crabtree, visits for WordFest, which is a college sponsored weekend for agents and publishers to speak to aspiring writers on campus.
One of Grady’s students, James Leer, is a shy and quiet boy who is obsessed with moving pictures and almost kills himself but Grady stops him. From then on, James, Grady, and Terry are involved in wicked shenanigans all weekend long.
Michael Chabon’s writing is humorous, witty, melancholy, and uplifting. You go through a rollercoaster of emotions through the novel; the mix is blended seamlessly.
This is an enjoyable book for folks who enjoy good writing, non-writers, and writers.