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Can You Tell a Lot About Debut Novelists From Their Times Book Review Covers?

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THE BOOK
Indecision by Benjamin Kunkel
8/28/05
Reviewed by Jay McInerney

PRE-REVIEW BUZZ
Publishers Weekly called it annoying but accomplished. And Michiko Kakutani had already reviewed it positivelyin the voice of Holden Caulfield.

LEAST-FAVORABLE PART OF THE REVIEW
Indecision seems at times to have been constructed from a kit in which all the ingredients of the modern American bildungsroman have been laid out methodically.

SALES
52,000


CAREER TRAJECTORY
Has kept busy with lit mag n+1, but recently seemed bothered enough by lack of respect (and sales?) to strike back at a writer who called Indecision chick lit.


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