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Ed King (Hardcover)

Author:  David Guterson
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0307271064
ISBN-13: 9780307271068
Sku: 219948048
Publish Date: 10/18/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 10H x 6.75L x 1.25T
Pages:  320
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Left on a doorstep after his illegal au pair mother exacts a brutal revenge on his father, Edward is raised by an adoring family and grows up to become a famous billionaire Internet tycoon who hurtles toward a fate that he is powerless to control. 75,000 first printing. *Author: Guterson, David *Publication Date: 2011/10/18 *Number of Pages: 301 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 6.75 *Height: 10.00
David Guterson (SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS and THE OTHER) reworks the classic Greek myth of Oedipus in this novel about a high-tech businessman. Ed King is the result of an affair between Walter Cousins, a pudgy actuary, and Diane Burroughs, a significantly younger British nanny. Fortunately, when Diane decides she doesn't want the child, she drops it off on the doorstep of a wealthy couple's home. Dan and Alice King could not be happier to have Ed, as they name him, in their lives. (In fact Alice is perhaps a little too happy...) But Ed grows up, goes to Stanford, visits many a psychiatrist, and ultimately amasses fame and fortune thanks to the Internet. Guterson sticks faithfully to Sophocles' plot, so Ed's life does not get a happy ending. But the style and way with words that won Guterson much critical acclaim and many devoted readers shines through in ED KING.


"[S]harply written...." - Jay Parini 10/27/2011

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0320
Product attributePublisher:   Knopf Publishing Group
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