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by Will Rhode, William Rhode
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Paperback Original by Will Rhode, William Rhode

Joshua King has more reasons than most young writers to produce that Great First Novel-and they're sitting in his father's bank account. Before dying of a tragic Viagra overdose, Josh's father put a stipulation in his will: Josh cannot claim his fortune unless he writes a bestselling novel in the next five years. The last thing Josh wants is a purpose in life: he's far too busy traveling, taking drugs, and growing his hair. He's very uncomfortably ensconced in a dirty Delhi flophouse, but it's the perfect place to meet drifters and druggies, users and seekers-the kind of people who know how to find Baba.

Author Biography: Every writer dreams of producing a literary work that defines his or her generation. For J.D. Salinger, it was The Catcher in the Rye; for Alex Garland, The Beach. But for Will Rhode, it's, well, something like The Beach-but different. Born in London, Rhode has worked for Reuters in India, made films in Thailand, and wrote financial journalism in Hong Kong. He worked as the editor of Risk, a financial magazine, until he worked up the courage to quit and write a paperback original.

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ISBN-13: 9781594480140
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication date: 04/06/2004
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.98(d)

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This book was how do you say...interesting. After getting this book from a friend, a 'screening' copy, I sat down and began to read, then I had to get to my next class. So as soon as I got home I began to read it until I fell asleep and resumed when I had time the next day. This Novel is great so interesting and Rhode's descriptions are so vivid, they paint a clearcut picture in your mind. I would suggest this book to the 'off-centre' friend or just to sit and read. Gives a perspective on the 'aspiring' journalist, the slacker and the druggie. I would buy it without a doubt in my mind.