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A daring and disturbing tale of survival set in Cuba and South Florida during the 1950s and early 60's, embracing both the breadth of historical fiction and the intimate intensity of a psychological suspense novel, The American Plan is a vertiginous ride through the mid-century American psyche.
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About the Author
David Weisberg is a teacher, playwright, critic and fiction writer. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the CUNY Graduate Center and has taught at Hunter College in New York City, the University of Delaware, and Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He is the author of "Chronicles of Disorder" (SUNY Press, 2000) a groundbreaking study of Samuel Beckett’s fiction in the context of the vehement cultural and aesthetic polemics of mid-century Europe; "Altitude Sickness," a play in two acts (Theater 22, NYC, spring 1985); co-translator, with Regina Gelb, of Stanislaw Witkiewicz’s dramatic masterpiece "The Shoemakers" (Center for the Arts Theater, Wesleyan University, Fall 2000) and "Totem and Taboo," a play in three acts (Central Works, Berkeley CA, winter 2016). His shorter works have appeared in The Albuquerque Alibi, The Tennessee Review, The Mississippi Review, Nepantla: Views from the South, Libido, Nerve.com and other journals. "The American Plan" (Habitus Books, forthcoming, April 2017), his debut novel, is the inaugural volume of three-novel series chronicling the rise and fall of Sun Belt America, from the Korean War through the financial debacle of 2008. He currently lives in Berkeley CA.