What happens when you find a book in a landmark New York bookstore by the reclusive author, J.D. Salinger? Nothing until you discover that it was a publisher’s review copy that never came to print. And then you discover that no one’s ever heard of it and for all intents and purposes it has simply disappeared.
This is the true story of a fascinating and haunting chain of events that links the author with an improbable correspondent, a renown international biographer, the BBC, and either a surprising revelation or a well imagined answer to the title he found on that bookstore table that started it all.
The reclusive author of Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, haunts the background of this real life story but it's not a book about him. It's a story that raises the question of where exactly does one draw the line between fact and fiction? Even if you're not a fan of Salinger or haven't read him you're likely to find this a compelling mystery.
What the Critics say:
This had me glued. Bravo! Absolutely captivating!
Merrill Maguire Skaggs, Baldwin Professor of the Humanities, Drew University, author of Willa Cather's New York and After the World Broke in Two: The Later Novels of Willa Cather
Strange compelling story. We really enjoyed reading it. Thank you for letting us see it.
Roger Angell, The New Yorker
Fascinating and well written...most interested in the new light it sheds on J.D. Salinger.
The American Scholar
Intriguing. . .
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