Anthony McCarten Death of a Superhero

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Death of a Superhero

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Inspired by real events, Death of a Superhero is a brilliantly original fusion of novel, comic book, and film script; a celebration of the transience of life, the eternal difficulty of love and a hilarious riff on our 21st-century infatuation with movies and the superhero solution. Donald Delpe is a troubled teenager. Not only is he a "terrible teen" by default, as obsessed with sex, music, videogames, and drugs as the rest of his gang, but he is also suffering from a life-threatening form of leukemia, which makes him an even more difficult boy, both for his parents and his teachers. Escaping into his own comic-book realm of immortal superheroes, ruthless villains and sex-crazed vamps, he repeatedly dashes his family's hopes by refusing to fight the battles facing him in the real world. As famous psychologist Dr. King is brought in to help, a glimmer of hope is rekindled. But will the doctor break the rules, betray the parents' trust, and risk everything to help Donald achieve his greatest wish? Or will Donald be the one to save the doctor?

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About the Author:

Anthony McCarten’s debut novel Spinners was internationally acclaimed and has been translated into six languages. He has written 12 stage plays, including the prize-winning success Ladies’ Night. His play Via Satellite which he adapted into a feature film and directed premiered at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. He divides his time between Wellington, London, and Los Angeles.

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"This is one of the funniest, saddest novels I have read for many months... There is nothing more to say than please try to get hold of copy of Death of a Superhero as fast as you can."  —New Zealand Herald

"Death of a Superhero lays its credentials on the table as a novel of self-affirmation and self-belief. McCarten's novel gently uplifts you with its vision of redemption."  —The Listener

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