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A Regular Guy

Simpson, Mona

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ISBN 10: 0679450912 / ISBN 13: 9780679450917
Published by Knopf, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition (first printing). The third novel by the author of ANYWHERE BUT HERE, the story of a "quintessentially American entrepreneur trapped by the age he helped to define." Fine/Fine. Signed by Simpson on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 2037

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Title: A Regular Guy

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Synopsis:

Anywhere But Here and The Lost Father have established Mona Simpson as one of our most accomplished writers. In her new novel--the portrait of a legendary, quintessentially American entrepreneur trapped by the age he helped to define--she brilliantly extends her achievement. More powerfully than ever before, Simpson uncovers the nature of longing and belonging, of blood relations and the human heart.

Review:

Mona Simpson's first two novels, Anywhere but Here and The Lost Father, won her literary renown and a wide following. Now, in her third novel, the narrator Ann Atassi has been replaced by a third-person narrator recounting the adventures of young Jane di Natali, but the theme remains the same: the search for, and the attempt to understand, the absent father. This time the father is a millionaire biotechnology magnate named Tom Owens--loosely based, perhaps, on Steven Jobs, Mona Simpson's half-brother and the founder of Apple Computers. Fans of Simpson's previous novels will not be disappointed by this excursion into the cracked world of family relations.

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