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A Fan's Notes

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A Fan's Notes

By Frederick Exley

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679720768, 400pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 1988

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Description

This fictional memoir, the first of an autobiographical trilogy, traces a self professed failure's nightmarish decent into the underside of American life and his resurrection to the wisdom that emerges from despair.



About the Author
Frederick Exley is the author of A Fan's Notes, Pages from a Cold Island, and Last Notes from Home. He was nominated for a National Book Award, was the recipient of the William Faulkner Award, received the National Institute of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Award, and won a Playboy silver medal for the best nonfiction piece of 1974. He also received a Rockefeller Foundation grant, a Harper-Saxton Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Frederick Exley died in 1992.
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