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The Paper Men by  William Golding - Paperback - 1984 - from Bookmarc's and Biblio.com

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The Paper Men

by Golding, William

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket as Issued


New York, New York, USA: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1984. BD1 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in tan wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some light creasing on the spine. The main character is a hard-drinking, egotistical, talented and successful novelist. The writer is aimlessly roaming around Europe while having a nervous breakdown and the story revolves around a biographer who is following him to get his life story. The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. By the author of "Lord of the Flies," "The Spire," "Pincher Martin," and "The Inheritors." 191p. . Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Nobel prize-winning novelist William Golding pens The Paper Men to tell the tale of Wilfred Barclay.  This character is an English author who is dealing with alcoholism, bitterness, depression and a failed marriage. He is being hounded by American professor Rick L. Tucker who wishes to write his biography.




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