Bio: LARRY DUBERSTEIN, a native of Brooklyn, New York, was educated at Wesleyan and Harvard. For more than twenty years he has been a carpenter and cabinetmaker in Massachusetts. He is the author of five highly acclaimed volumes of fiction and the father of three highly acclaimed young ladies.
As he labored on his masterpiece Moby Dick in 1851, Herman Melville was a popular and charismatic young author. One year later, this Melville--successful, outgoing, knowable--had gone underground. His witty and expansive letters would for the rest of his life be brief and businesslike. He burned manuscripts and letters received, left behind no personal journals, and by 1856 ceased to write fiction altogether. It is not surprising, therefore, that the mystery of Melville, arguably America's great... more info>>
Eight years ago, readers were invited to accompany Maurice Locksley on his rounds, as he paid court to his wife, his ex-wife, and his mistress in dizzying succession. THE MARRIAGE HEARSE, his account of that wild winter's night, was judged "one of the funniest, smartest, and most generous novels about marriage from a male point of view." (Phyllis Rose, in The Nation) Locksley himself was "by turns so cocky, so self-deprecating, and so funny that it is impossible not to like him." (Publishers Wee... more info>>