The Morels

The Morels

Book - 2013
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Random House, Inc.
The Morels-Arthur, Penny, and Will-are a happy family of three living in New York City. So why would Arthur choose to publish a book that brutally rips his tightly knit family unit apart at the seams? Arthur's old schoolmate Chris, who narrates the book, is fascinated with this very question as he becomes accidentally reacquainted with Arthur. A single, aspiring filmmaker who works in a movie theater, Chris envies everything Arthur has, from his beautiful wife to his charming son to his seemingly effortless creativity. But things are not always what they seem.

The Morels takes a unique look at the power of art-literature, music and film in particular-and challenges us as readers to think about some fascinating questions to which there are no easy answers. Where is the line between art and obscenity, between truth and fiction, between revolutionary thinking and brainless shock value, between craftsmanship and commerce? Is it possible to escape the past? Can you save your family by destroying it?

Baker & Taylor
After the head of a seemingly happy family pens a book that rips his loved ones, an aspiring filmmaker, who is also an old schoolmate of the man, renews their friendship and seeks to discover what caused him to write the book in the first place.

& Taylor

When the head of a seemingly happy New York family publishes a book that rips his loved ones, the man's old schoolmate, an aspiring filmmaker, renews their friendship while endeavoring to learn what prompted the book's creation. A first novel by a Pushcart Prize-finalist writer.

Publisher: New York : Soho Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781616952433
Branch Call Number: FICTION HACKER 2013
Characteristics: 356 p. cm


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