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By Thomas Williams

In 1975 the nationwide publication Award Fiction Prize was once presented to 2 writers: Robert Stone and Thomas Williams. but simply Stone's Dog Soldiers remains to be remembered at the present time. That oversight is startling while contemplating the literary effect of The Hair of Harold Roux. A dazzlingly crafted novel-within-a-novel hailed as a masterpiece, it merits a brand new new release of readers. In The Hair of Harold Roux, we're brought to Aaron Benham: collage professor, author, husband, and father. Aaron-when he can focus-is at paintings on a singular, The Hair of Harold Roux, a thinly disguised autobiographical account of his university days. In Aaron's novel, his regulate ego, Allard Benson, courts a tender girl, regardless of the efforts of his rival, the earnest and balding Harold Roux-a GI lately back from international struggle II with an unlucky hairpiece. What unfolds via Aaron's brain, his previous and current, and his nested narratives is an interesting exploration of intercourse and friendship, accountability and remorse, adolescence and heart age, and the basic fictions that see us through.

"Williams's novel is outstanding: it really is candy, humorous and horny … Williams is an comprehensive magician."-Newsweek

"Everywhere the language flows from the purest vernacular to the elevations demanded through distilled conception. Our greatest sympathies are roused, tormented and consoled."-Washington submit e-book World

"A splendidly outdated author … that dinosaur between modern writers of fiction, a precise storyteller."-John Irving

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In 1975 the nationwide ebook Award Fiction Prize used to be offered to 2 writers: Robert Stone and Thomas Williams. but basically Stone's puppy squaddies remains to be remembered this day. That oversight is startling whilst contemplating the literary influence of The Hair of Harold Roux. A dazzlingly crafted novel-within-a-novel hailed as a masterpiece, it merits a brand new new release of readers.

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