Grady Tripp is a pot-smoking middle aged novelist who has stalled on a 2611 page opus titled Wonder Boys. His student James Leer is a troubled young writer obsessed by Hollywood suicides and at work on his own first novel. Grady's bizarre editor Terry Crabtree and another student, Hannah Green, come together in his wildly comic, moving, and finally profound search for an ending to his book and a purpose to his life.
Praise For Wonder Boys…
"The young star of American letters . . . a writer not only of rare skill and wit but of self-evident and immensely appealing generosity."—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World
"A beguiling and wickedly smart novel."—Richard Eder, The Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Filled with memorable lines and wonderful images."—Robert Ward, The New York Times Book Review
Picador, 9780312140946, 384pp.
Publication Date: December 1, 1995