An enthralling literary mystery that connects some of the world's most famous authors--from Norman Mailer and Truman Capote to B. Traven and J. D. Salinger--to a sinister collector in Chicago
Adam Langer, the narrator of this deft and wide-ranging novel by the author of the same name, tells the intertwining tales of two writers navigating a plot neither one of them could have ever imagined. There may be no other escape than to write their way out of it. Adam is a writer and stay-at-home dad in Bloomington, Indiana, drawn into an uneasy friendship with the charismatic and bestselling thriller author Conner Joyce. Conner is having trouble writing his next book, and when a menacing stranger approaches him with an odd--and lucrative--proposal, events quickly begin to spiral out of control. A novel of literary crimes and misdemeanors,
The Salinger Contract will delight anyone who loves a fast-paced story told with humor, wit, and intrigue.
"This is definitely a novel, but it is just a hair away from being a mystery. The fact that authors and book collectors were the characters turned up my book nerdiness to 10. It didn't take too long, maybe 4 or 5 pages, and I was completely hooked. If it hadn't been for that distractions like going to work and sleeping, I would of happily read it in one delicious swallow. I LOVE THIS BOOK! Do I really need to tell you anymore?"