The Ghost Writer

The Ghost Writer PDF

Author: Philip Roth

Publisher: Macmillan

Published: 1979

Total Pages: 192

ISBN-13: 0374161895


The first novel in Roth's Zuckerman Bound trilogy, The Ghost Writer introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the 1950s, a budding writer infatuated with the Great Books, discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience while an overnight guest in the secluded New England farmhouse of his idol, E.I. Lonoff. At Lonoff's, Zuckerman meets Amy Bellette, a haunting young woman of indeterminate foreign background who turns out to be a former student of Lonoff's and who may also have been his mistress. Zuckerman, with his active, youthful imagination, wonders if she could be the paradigmatic victim of Nazi persecution. If she were, it might change his life. --From publisher description.

The Ghostwriter

The Ghostwriter PDF

Author: Alessandra Torre


Published: 2017-09-12

Total Pages: 316

ISBN-13: 9781940941943


From a NYT Bestseller - An emotional and gripping story of a famous author who struggles to write her final novel - a true story that confesses her darkest secret. To aid her, she enlists her biggest rival, who has a surprising effect on her life. Readers of GONE GIRL and MY HUSBAND'S SECRET will love this twisted tale of marriage, deceit and fame

The Ghost Writer

The Ghost Writer PDF

Author: John Harwood

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2005

Total Pages: 388

ISBN-13: 9780156032322


Plagued with unpleasant memories of his mother's death, shy Gerard Freeman is obsessed with the manuscript of a century-old ghost story written by his great-grandmother and entrusted to his care.

First Person

First Person PDF

Author: Richard Flanagan

Publisher: Vintage

Published: 2018-04-03

Total Pages: 393

ISBN-13: 0525520031


Kif Kehlmann, a young, penniless writer, thinks he’s finally caught a break when he’s offered $10,000 to ghostwrite the memoir of Siegfried “Ziggy” Heidl, the notorious con man and corporate criminal. Ziggy is about to go to trial for defrauding banks for $700 million; they have six weeks to write the book. But Ziggy swiftly proves almost impossible to work with: evasive, contradictory, and easily distracted by his still-running “business concerns”—which Kif worries may involve hiring hitmen from their shared office. Worse, Kif finds himself being pulled into an odd, hypnotic, and ever-closer orbit of all things Ziggy. As the deadline draws near, Kif becomes increasingly unsure if he is ghostwriting a memoir, or if Ziggy is rewriting him—his life, his future, and the very nature of the truth. By turns comic, compelling, and finally chilling, First Person is a haunting look at an age where fact is indistinguishable from fiction, and freedom is traded for a false idea of progress.


Conspirata PDF

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2010-04-03

Total Pages: 438

ISBN-13: 1439199825


Conspirata is “a portrait of ancient politics as a blood sport,” raves The New York Times. As he did with Imperium, Robert Harris again turns Roman history into a gripping thriller as Cicero faces a new power struggle in a world filled with treachery, violence, and vengeance. On the eve of Cicero’s inauguration as consul of Rome, a grisly discovery sends fear rippling through a city already racked by unrest. A young slave boy has been felled by a hammer, his throat slit and his organs removed, apparently as a human sacrifice. For Cicero, the ill omens of this hideous murder only increase his dangerous situation: elected leader by the people but despised by the heads of the two rival political camps. Caught in a shell game that leaves him forever putting out fires only to have them ignite elsewhere, Cicero plays for the future of the republic…and his life. There is a plot to assassinate him, abetted by a rising young star of the Roman senate named Gaius Julius Caesar—and it will take all the embattled consul’s wit, strength, and force of will to stop the plot and keep Rome from becoming a dictatorship.

The Ghost

The Ghost PDF

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2008-08-19

Total Pages: 454

ISBN-13: 1416551824


Retired British prime minister Adam Lang sets out to write a tell-all memoir of his life and political career, an effort for which he hires a ghostwriter who uncovers dangerous secrets about the former leader's term.

Exit Ghost

Exit Ghost PDF

Author: Philip Roth

Publisher: HarperCollins

Published: 2007-10-01

Total Pages: 305

ISBN-13: 054734533X


Like Rip Van Winkle returning to his hometown to find that all has changed, Nathan Zuckerman comes back to New York, the city he left eleven years before. Alone on his New England mountain, Zuckerman has been nothing but a writer: no voices, no media, no terrorist threats, no women, no news, no tasks other than his work and the enduring of old age. Walking the streets like a revenant, he quickly makes three connections that explode his carefully protected solitude. One is with a young couple with whom, in a rash moment, he offers to swap homes. They will flee post-9/11 Manhattan for his country refuge, and he will return to city life. But from the time he meets them, Zuckerman also wants to swap his solitude for the erotic challenge of the young woman, Jamie, whose allure draws him back to all that he thought he had left behind: intimacy, the vibrant play of heart and body. The second connection is with a figure from Zuckerman’s youth, Amy Bellette, companion and muse to Zuckerman’s first literary hero, E. I. Lonoff. The once irresistible Amy is now an old woman depleted by illness, guarding the memory of that grandly austere American writer who showed Nathan the solitary path to a writing vocation. The third connection is with Lonoff’s would-be biographer, a young literary hound who will do and say nearly anything to get to Lonoff’s “great secret.” Suddenly involved, as he never wanted or intended to be involved again, with love, mourning, desire, and animosity, Zuckerman plays out an interior drama of vivid and poignant possibilities. Haunted by Roth’s earlier work The Ghost Writer, Exit Ghost is an amazing leap into yet another phase in this great writer’s insatiable commitment to fiction.

Ghost Writer

Ghost Writer PDF

Author: Rene Gutteridge

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

Published: 2012

Total Pages: 434

ISBN-13: 1598569643


Originally published: Minneapolis, Minn.: Bethany House Publishers, 2000.

Ghost Writers

Ghost Writers PDF

Author: Sam Baltrusis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Published: 2019-09-30

Total Pages: 201

ISBN-13: 1493043692


Writers have a reputation of being tortured souls languishing among the living. Does the unrest continue in the afterlife? Sam Baltrusis, author of Wicked Salem: Exploring Lingering Lore andLegends, revisits the haunts associated with America’s most beloved writers of ghost stories, including Edgar Allan Poe’s enduring legacy in New York City to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s indelible imprint at the House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts. Armed with the ghost lore and legends associated with these unforgettable literary icons, Baltrusis breathes new life into the long departed.