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Last Resort: A New York Times Editor s Pick

Andrew Lipstein

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense, Publishing industry & book trade

When a bestseller-to-be cuts too close to reality, its author must make a Faustian bargain...

A thrilling story of fame, fortune, and impossible choices.

Named a Best Book of 2022 by the New Yorker
Named a Top 10 Book of the Year by Slate
A New York Times Editors' Choice
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction

'Talent is rare, which is why I let out a big yippee reading Andrew Lipstein's Last Resort... Excellent'
THE TIMES

'You won't read a more brilliantly executed literary romp this year'
GUARDIAN

'A funny, fast-paced literary satire'
DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Incredibly entertaining'
NEW YORK TIMES, Editor's Choice

'If Less by Andrew Sean Greer left a hole in your life, good news: Last Resort will fill it'
MEG MASON

'Caleb Horowitz is exactly the kind of character I love to hate'
CLAIRE FULLER

Caleb Horowitz is twenty-seven, and his wildest dreams are about to come true. His manuscript has caught the attention of the literary agent, who offers him fame, fortune and a taste of the literary life. He can't wait for his book to be shopped around to every editor in New York, except one: Avi Dietsch, a college rival and the novel's 'inspiration.'
When Avi gets his hands on the manuscript, he sees nothing but theft - and opportunity. And so Caleb is forced to make a Faustian bargain, one that tests his theories of success, ambition and the limits of art.

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