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A ladder to the sky : a novel

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First United States edition.

Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for fame. The one thing he doesn’t have is talent – but he’s not about to let a detail like that stand in his way. After all, a would-be writer can find stories anywhere. They don’t need to be his own. Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in 1988, Maurice engineers the perfect opportunity: a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann. He quickly ingratiates himself with the powerful – but desperately lonely – older man, teasing out of Erich a terrible, long-held secret about his activities during the war. Perfect material for Maurice’s first novel. Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall… Sweeping across the late twentieth century, A Ladder to the Sky is a fascinating portrait of a relentlessly immoral man, a tour de force of storytelling, and the next great novel from an acclaimed literary virtuoso.

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Clifton Springs Library Fic Boy (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300356261
Checked out
06/07/2019
Geneva Public Library BOYNE (Text)
First Floor Fiction
52118300951602
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Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300358713
Checked out
06/03/2019
Lima Public Library FIC BOY (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002035432
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Macedon Public Library FIC BOY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52121300637759
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Naples Library FIC BOY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52124300358210
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Sodus Community Library FIC BOY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300497546
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Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica BOYN (Text)
Fiction
52149100576158
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Victor Farmington Library BOY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52128300860737
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Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Boyne (Text)
Adult Fiction
52129300942251
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