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THE SALINGER CONTRACT

An enthralling literary mystery that connects some of the world’s most famous authors—from Norman Mailer and Truman Capote to B. Traven and J. D. Salinger—to a sinister collector in Chicago

Adam Langer, the narrator of this deft and wide-ranging novel by the author of the same name, tells the intertwining tales of two writers navigating a plot neither one of them could have ever imagined. There may be no other escape than to write their way out of it.

Adam is a writer and stay-at-home dad in Bloomington, Indiana, drawn into an uneasy friendship with the charismatic and bestselling thriller author Conner Joyce. Conner is having trouble...

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THE THIEVES OF MANHATTAN

Adam Langer, the wickedly funny author of the novels Crossing California, The Washington Story, and Ellington Boulevard, has written a book that is at once a comical literary caper, an exploration of authenticity and fakery, and a tribute to books. THE THIEVES OF MANHATTAN is a novel that examines the lengths some writers will go to succeed.

Aspiring writer, penniless barista, and self-described sullen mope, Ian Minot is perturbed by the literary success of his Romanian girlfriend. His annoyance turns to rage as he sees what he believes to be a fabricated memoir by two-bit thug and music business hanger-on, Blade Markham, shoot to the top of the bestseller list. Ian proves to be an easy mark...

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MY FATHER'S BONUS MARCH

To his friends, Seymour Langer was one of the brightest kids to emerge from Chicago’s Depression-era Jewish West Side. To his family, he was a driven and dedicated physician, a devoted father and husband. But to his youngest son, Langer was also an enigma: a somewhat distant figure to whom he could never quite measure up; a worldly man who never left the city of Chicago during the last third of his life; a would-be author who spoke for years of writing a history of the Bonus March of 1932, when 20,000 World War I veterans descended on the nation’s capitol to demand compensation...

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ELLINGTON BOULEVARD

In ELLINGTON BOULEVARD Adam Langer has produced a witty and totally original novel about the ups and downs of life in the wilds of New York’s real estate jungle. Returning home to Manhattan from his mother’s funeral in Chicago, unemployed jazz musician Ike Munson enters his apartment with his dog Herbie only to find three strangers in his living room - a slick real estate broker...

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THE WASHINGTON STORY

The Washington Story by Adam Langer The Washington Story takes the characters Adam Langer introduced in his critically acclaimed first novel Crossing California forward in time into the 1980's, and beyond the boundaries of West Rogers Park, Chicago...

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CROSSING CALIFORNIA

Crossing California by Adam Langer California Avenue is a street that forms a boundary separating classes in the predominantly Jewish neighborhood of West Rogers Park, Chicago. This wildly imaginative, brilliantly conceived and often hilarious first novel-- part Phillip Roth, part The Simpson’s -- opens in November 1979 and ends 444 days later, spanning the Iranian hostage crisis...

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