Frederick Exley

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A Fan's Notes

ICM Highlight Frankfurt Book Fair 2011
book | Fiction | 1968
US & Canada → Harper and Row Publishers (Ed. 385)
UK & Comm → Random House
New Sales in France and Spain.

Frederick Exley recounts his life as the son of a hero-worshipped high school athlete who is doomed to be a spectator not only of sports, but of life.

From irresponsible drifter, to dreamer of impossible dreams, to drunkard, to frequent patient at an insane asylum, Exley carried baggage from his childhood through much of his adult life, never feeling he could escape the dark cloud of expectation that hung over him. When Frank Gifford, former New York Giants backfield star, is injured, Exley is jolted into painful realizations about his life, and a confession.
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A staggering book, a beautiful book, and one deserving of a much wider readership.
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The best novel written in the English language since The Great Gatsby.
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A Fan's Notes is strong, beautiful, American, one of a kind. Kurt Vonnegut

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