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Sinopsis: Not since the days of Benjamin Franklin has Philadelphia witnessed a revolution quite like this one. In this offbeat and side-splitting satire of college life in the 1980s, award-winning author James Wronoski probes the underbelly of campus life and manages to scrape up the remnants of what would soon become known as Generation X. But if you think you've seen your share of slackers, you ain't seen nothing yet. In a startingly original voice, Wronoski weaves this winding odyssey around a group of ultimately hopeless college students looking for kicks at their crusty Philadelphia university. What they find instead is a tragic and outrageous commencement ceremony in which they get exactly what they asked for. "Knaves In Boyland" reminds us that although the American Dream has its limitations, its pursuit produces an endless byproduct of humor.
About the Author: James Wronoski was born and raised in the Philadelphia area and received a BS in Civil Engineering from Drexel University in 1987. Since that time he has built bridges, sold dresses, taught creative writing at Brown University, and attended law school at the Universities of Virginia and Montana. For the past fifteen years he has also played and sang in the rock band, The Missionaries, remembered fondly for their novelty hit "Love Ostrich." Mr. Wronoski's first book, "Knaves In Boyland," was published in 1997. The novel attained somewhat of a cult following among college-age readers, dealing as it did with campus life in the 1980s and the roots of the slacker generation. Hailed by writers as diverse as Reynolds Price, John Angelos, and David Ebbott, "Knaves In Boyland" introduced the tongue-in-cheek, satirical, yet serious-as-hell style that marks Wronoski's fiction. In the spring of 1999 his second book, "The Thaw," a collection of short stories, was published to unanimously favorable reviews. Here, Wronoski writes with a more mature yet still playful style. "The Thaw" is set apart from your typical short story collections by its eclecticism and its easy willingness to switch gears from satire to drama without ever losing its overall cohesiveness. And not a turkey in the lot. Mr. Wronoski currently lives with his wife in the suburbs of Philadelphia, writing fiction, playing his guitar, and trying his best to be a good person.
Título: Knaves In Boyland
Editorial: Merwood Books
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Merwood Books, 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0965333108
Descripción Merwood Books. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Nº de ref. de la librería G0965333108I3N00
Descripción Merwood, Ardmore PA, 1996. Estado de conservación: Fine. First edition. Fine in wrappers as issued. Signed by the author, first novel. Nº de ref. de la librería 39529
Descripción Merwood Books, 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0965333108