The Dylanist: A Novel

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Brian Morton's Starting Out in the Evening made its mark on the literary world, with a PEN/Faulkner Award nomination, a citation as one of the Best Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly, and other honors. "This is what a novel is supposed to be," raved Newsday--and now, for the first time, Morton's debut novel is available in paperback. Telling the story of Sally Burke, a young woman raised by radicals who has inherited her parents' dissatisfaction with the world but not their passionate desire to change it, The Dylanist is "a compelling portrait of a generation as lost, though not nearly as self-importantly tragic, as any that F. Scott Fitzgerald described." ( L.A. Weekly)

"Wonderful....All I can say is: This is one to buy, to read. It echoes in the brain, as your own life unfolds."-- Carolyn See, Los Angeles Times

"Astonishingly mature."-- E.L. Doctorow

"Sly wit...he may be to Sally's generation what Ann Beattie is to those a decade older--not the most flattering chronicler, but one of the truest."-- Philadelphia Inquirer

"A book to savor."-- Boston Sunday Herald

Starting Out in the Evening hit #13 on the Independent Bestseller List, was named a New York Times Notable Book and one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year, was a co-winner of the first annual Koret Jewish Book Awards, was nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award, and was chosen for Salon's annual list of Favorite Books
Outstanding reviews for this "first novel of unusual merit" ( New York Review of Books)
Delves into an era of great current fascination: "Morton has captured perfectly the feeling of growing up in the '60s and '70s" ( Boston Sunday Herald)

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Brian Morton is the executive editor of Dissent magazine and the author of Starting Out in the Evening.

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