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The Hair of Harold Roux

(1974)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book
Aaron Benham--professor, novelist, friend, mentor, family man, and sometime idealist--is supposed to be working on his new novel, The Hair of Harold Roux. But instead, tormented by the chaos of his present and the demons of his past, he is riding his motorcycle too fast, drinking too much, and thinking too often and deeply. Through Aaron's rich, if angst-ridden, mind we discover that his novel-within-a-novel is really a thinly disguised account of his own turbulent post-World War II collegiate days. Harold Roux, a naive but well-meaning ex-GI who hides his premature baldness under an ill-fitting hairpiece, and Allard Benson, Aaron's fictional alter ego, become locked in what Aaron sardonically describes as "a simple story of seduction, rape, madness, and murder--the usual human preoccupations."


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"A superb and engrossing achievement." - Joseph Heller


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1974 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hair of Harold Roux
Author(s): Thomas Williams
ISBN: 0-394-48988-8 / 978-0-394-48988-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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May 1975 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hair of Harold Roux
Author(s): Thomas Williams
ISBN: 0-00-222001-6 / 978-0-00-222001-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hair of Harold Roux: A Novel
Author(s): Thomas Williams
ISBN: 1-60819-583-X / 978-1-60819-583-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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February 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hair of Harold Roux (Hardscrabble Books - Fiction of New England)
Author(s): Thomas Williams
ISBN: 0-87451-701-X / 978-0-87451-701-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Hampshire
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February 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hair of Harold Roux
Author(s): Thomas Williams
ISBN: 0-385-24251-4 / 978-0-385-24251-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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November 1975 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Hair of Harold Roux
Author(s): Thomas Williams
ISBN: 0-345-25300-0 / 978-0-345-25300-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Hair of Harold Roux: A Novel
Author(s): Thomas Williams
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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