Muse: A Novel

Muse: A Novel

Jonathan Galassi


From the writer of Farrar, Straus and Giroux: a primary novel, straight away hilarious and smooth, in regards to the decades-long contention among publishing lions, and the long-lasting, beautiful author who has obsessed them both.

Paul Dukach is inheritor obvious at Purcell & Stern, one of many final self sufficient publishing homes in manhattan, whose shabby places of work on Union sq. belie the treasures on its checklist. operating together with his boss, the flowery Homer Stern, Paul learns the fine details of the publication trade—how to paintings an agent over lunch; how one can swim with the literary sharks on the Frankfurt publication reasonable; and, most vital, tips to nurse the delicate egos of the mind-blowing, risky authors he adores.

yet Paul’s inner most admiration has consistently been reserved for one author: poet Ida Perkins, whose audacious verse and infamous deepest lifestyles have formed America’s modern literary panorama, and whose longtime publisher—also her cousin and erstwhile lover—happens to be Homer’s greatest rival. And whilst Paul finally has the opportunity to fulfill Ida at her Venetian palazzo, she entrusts him together with her maximum secret—one that would swap all in their lives ceaselessly.

Studded with juicy information just a indispensable insider may perhaps understand, written with either satiric verve and openhearted nostalgia, Muse is an excellent, haunting ebook concerning the beguiling interaction among existence and artwork, and the everlasting romance of literature.

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