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The Jump Artist

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The Jump Artist

By Austin Ratner

Bellevue Literary Press, Paperback, 9781934137154, 252pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009

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Description

A novel of Philippe Halsman's life, from Austrian prisoner, to Paris exile, to American celebrity photographer.



About the Author
Austin Ratner's debut novel, "The Jump Artist, " received the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and was featured in "Publishers Weekly" as one of the ten most promising debuts. Before turning his focus to creative writing, Ratner received his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, co-authored the textbook Concepts in Medical Physiology, and was Clinical Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He is the recipient of a Sun Valley Writers' Conference Fellowship and his work has been honored with the "Missouri Review" Editors' Prize in Fiction. Ratner grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, has attended the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and two sons.
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