"The closest analogy for me is Woody Allen," his agent says.
A first-time novelist gets a Donna Tartt comparison, but Knopf publicists are likely slapping their foreheads nonetheless.
How much money did it take?
"I would rather dig my friend Ray Carver out of the ground," says Gary Fisketjon.
This is exactly what we wish J.K. Rowling would do.
Plus industry news on Rosario Dawson, Ice Cube, and Dirty Dancing, the musical.
Plus industry news on Zac Efron, Bill Clinton, James Bond, and the Wu-Tang Clan.
Like his 2002 smash The Emperor of Ocean Park, Stephen L. Carter’s New England White is a mystery plus. A mystery plus domestic melodrama. A mystery plus social satire. A mystery plus an examination of the black upper crust. Carter, also a law professor at Yale, borrows from the murder and legal-thriller genres, throws in a governmental conspiracy, and even (as the title hints) takes a few more literary cues from Hawthorne and his New England brethren. Some critics feel the result is a little too much; others think it’s just right.