Bill Mesce Jr


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Bill Mesce, Jr. is the oldest of two sons born to the children of Italian immigrants.

A writing contest landed him his first professional writing job doing uncredited work on the screenplay for director Brian DePalma's 1981 political thriller BLOW OUT. Since then, he has worked on a number of film projects, most unproduced or where his work is uncredited.

In the 1990s, Mesce experimented with writing for the stage and had a local success in 1998 with A JERSEY CANTATA, a tribute to the people and places of his New Jersey upbringing.

His first novel, THE ADVOCATE, was published in 2000 to critical acclaim including a starred review in PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY. The WW II-set story of Army lawyer Harry Voss was followed by two equally praised sequels. Mesce has subsequently turned out a number of books ranging from fiction to essay collections to respected academic works.
 
 
Novels
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Collections
   Precis (2012)
   Tides (2019)
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Plays
   Carjack (2022)
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Picture Books
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What Remains of Love (2022)
Suzanne Trauth
"Sifting through the effects of her recently deceased father, a woman uncovers the story of his long-ago wartime affair with a beautiful French woman. WHAT REMAINS OF LOVE begins as a family mystery but opens up into a heartfelt story of loves past but not forgotten, of the burden of being torn between passion and honorable commitment, of living with knowing you can't have what you most want. By turns sweet and bittersweet, a touching read. Keep the Kleenex close by."

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