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The Dylanist

A novel by

Brian Morton's Starting Out in the Evening made its mark on the literary world, with a PEN/Faulkner Award nomination, a citation as one of the Best Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly, and other honors. "This is what a novel is supposed to be," raved Newsday--and now, for the first time, Morton's debut novel is available in paperback. Telling the story of Sally Burke, a young woman raised by radicals who has inherited her parents' dissatisfaction with the world but not their passionate desire to change it, The Dylanist is "a compelling portrait of a generation as lost, though not nearly as self-importantly tragic, as any that F Scott Fitzgerald described." (L.A. Weekly)

"Sly wit...he may be to Sally's generation what Ann Beattie is to those a decade older--not the most flattering chronicler, but one of the truest."-- Philadelphia Inquirer

"A book to savor."-- Boston Sunday Herald

Starting Out in the Evening hit #13 on the Independent Bestseller List, was named a New York Times Notable Book and one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year, was a co-winner of the first annual Koret Jewish Book Awards, was nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award, and was chosen for Salon's annual list of Favorite Books
Outstanding reviews for this "first novel of unusual merit" (New York Review of Books)
Delves into an era of great current fascination: "Morton has captured perfectly the feeling of growing up in the '60s and '70s" (Boston Sunday Herald)

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"Astonishingly mature." - E L Doctorow

"Wonderful....All I can say is: This is one to buy, to read. It echoes in the brain, as your own life unfolds." - Carolyn See

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