Giraldi, William

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About Face

An insightful, wild, and wildly appealing romp that zeros in on the all-consuming nature of celebrity in the social media–fueled environment of the 21st century.

American Audacity: In Defense of Literary Daring

Smart, insightful, and energetic, these essays will have you reaching for the bookshelf or heading to the library; they will make you want to read. This is the kind of criticism we need more of.

The Hero's Body

This highly recommended book is for anyone who wishes to better understand the male ego, the desire for sheer masculinity, and the need for speed.

Hold the Dark

Giraldi's back-country Alaska is a savagely amoral place where the constant struggle for survival brings out the most elemental aspects of humanity. This work travels deep into the most ancient and primitive realms of being, offering an unflinching—and more than a little frightening—exploration of the domains of the unconscious that are more commonly the province of myth and fairy tale.

Busy Monsters

Charlie's last name is no coincidence as here we have a seriocomic picaresque that references everything from the Odyssey to medieval romances to Don Quixote and Moby-Dick. A brilliant first novel that may well be in the running for 2011's literary awards.

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