A Novel

Book - 2015
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The novel's protagonist, a down-on-his luck young man, sets out to destroy a successful older writer's career by devising and unleashing a diabolical scheme to ruin his reputation. The scheme turns on switching DNA samples so that the teenager's claim to be the writer's daughter is believed. What ensues is a descent into psychological nightmare for the writer, who actually believes he has made love to his daughter. As readers, we know that she is not his daughter, and we are riveted by this cruel trick, this act of sheer destruction of another human being. In many ways, this is a social satire, a risk-taking and very courageous book that speaks to a dark underbelly beneath the cult of celebrity and greed and envy that define our times.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Patrick Crean Editions/HarperCollinsPublishersLtd,, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781443434683
Characteristics: 394 pages ;,23 cm.


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nippy1985 May 28, 2015

UNDONE was, on the grounds of its subject matter, rejected by 41 publishers in the USA and at least as many across the UK and Europe. It was published by HarperCollins Canada in April 2015 and in Japan.

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