In a starred review, Publishers Weekly calls The Thieves of Manhattan a "delicious satire of the literary world." Here Adam Langer introduces Ian Minoit-an aspiring writer who just can't seem to get published. When Ian's successful girlfriend leaves him for the talentless hack Blade Markham-whose acclaimed memoir Ian is convinced is a fake-he can't understand why he always gets the short end of the stick. Then an opportunity for revenge shows itself when an editor asks Ian to take his novel of murder and thievery and pass it off as a memoir.
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"This smart novel lampoons the world of book publishing with a parody of action-adventure books. Author Langer gives listeners a strange world in which literary references substitute for nouns, like calling a hat a "Capote" or renaming cigarettes "Vonneguts." Despite having to cope with this silly convention, narrator Rich Orlow is captivating. The work shines a light on the laziness and corruption of publishers, in particular satirizing novels rife with historical puzzles and clues found in ancient tomes. Inspired by stories of plagiarism, hoaxes (such as James Frey's A MILLION LITTLE PIECES), and real life, Langer's hero, Ian Minot, agrees to commit a monstrous literary fraud and humble the publishing gods. But, as in any good novel, nothing is what it seems. Everyone lies, and Minot is forced to rewrite his own story to survive the machinations. M.S. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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