A Brilliant Novel in the Works

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When Yuvi's wife finds him in his underwear, standing on top of his desk, she isn't terribly impressed with him and his writing habits.

But Yuvi worries. He has a wife who wants things he can't give, an editor who wants a book he can't deliver, a brother-in-law with a gut disease that he can't fix, and dead parents who stubbornly remain dead.

As the structure of Yuvi's novel falls apart, so does his life. His novel and his life blend together as he struggles to pull out of the mess. He revisits the fragments of his unreconciled past and his pantsless present, traveling from his suburban Jewish home in Atlanta to the North Carolina mountains of his father's childhood, to several hospital waiting rooms, to the living room of a grieving Palestinian man.

Heartbreaking and hilarious, A Brilliant Novel in the Works is the utterly original debut novel from Yuvi Zalkow.

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Yuvi Zalkow received his MFA from Antioch University and his stories have been published in Glimmer Train, Narrative Magazine, The Los Angeles Review, Carve Magazine, and others. He is the creator of the "I'm a Failed Writer" online video series and has been rejected by reputable and disreputable journals alike. Visit his website at yuvizalkow.com.

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"Yuvi Zalkow writes like the secret love child of the smartest person you've ever met and the weirdo who lives down the block. In A Brilliant Novel in the Works, he mines the territory between heartbreak and hilarity with a voice so original... you must read this."- Cheryl Strayed, author of WILD, TORCH, and the Dear Sugar advice column

"A Brilliant Novel in the Works is an extremely smart and beautiful book. It will mess with your mind, in a good way, and show you what's inside your heart. All while making you laugh. Read it before your friends do... so you can say you discovered Yuvi Zalkow."- Scott Sparling, author of WIRE TO WIRE

"F*** writing a blurb - I just want to read this book all over again."- Joanna Rose, author of LITTLE MISS STRANGE

A Rumpus Book Club Pick (July 2012).

"If you buy just one book this year, consider resting this book on top of it. Yuvi Zalkow is a writer I'm going to watch from a safe distance."- Gary Shteyngart, author of SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY, ABSURDISTAN, and THE RUSSIAN DEBUTANTE'S HANDBOOK

"Yuvi Zalkow brilliantly navigates the territory between your head and your heart, and down to your privates." - Lidia Yuknavitch, author of CHRONOLOGY OF WATER and DORA: A HEADCASE

"For this beautiful novel I am proud to stand up on a desk, anywhere, anytime, without pants." - G. Xavier Robillard, author of CAPTAIN FREEDOM

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