The Work Is Innocent
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A funny, candid look at the beginning of a promising literary career launched remarkably early
Being a teenage literary prodigy is hard. Richard Goodman may have a book contract at seventeen, but his parents don’t respect his opinions, he can’t lose his virginity, and his ego inflates and deflates with every breath. Even when Richard receives the attention he craves, he finds that fame and fortune can’t deliver him from his own flaws. The Work Is Innocent is Yglesias’s fictional take on his own freakishly precocious literary coming-out as a teen. Written with startlingly self-assured prose and unflinching self-awareness, this novel explores the hilarious and harrowing complications of youthful success. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of Rafael Yglesias, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection. “It is a spectacular achievement, while you are still growing up, to write a good novel about growing up—which is what this author did at age fifteen. Now, at the ripe age of twenty-two, Rafael Yglesias looks over his shoulder and tells what it was like. Another bull’s-eye.” —The New York Times Book Review Rafael Yglesias (b. 1954) is a master American storyteller whose career began with the publication of his first novel, Hide Fox, and All After, at seventeen. Through four decades Yglesias has produced numerous highly acclaimed novels, including Fearless, which was adapted into the film starring Jeff Bridges and Rosie Perez. He lives on New York City’s Upper East Side.
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Nov 16, 2010
- Publisher: Open Road Media
- Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
- Print Length: 156 Pages
- Language: English