Item Details

The Getaway Car: A Donald Westlake Nonfiction Miscellany

edited by Levi Stahl ; with a new foreword by Lawrence Block
Format
Book
Published
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Language
English
Uniform Title
Works 2014
ISBN
9780226121819, 022612181X, 9780226121956 (e-book)
Summary
"Collection of published and unpublished gems: a memoir about learning to write, an imaginary interview between Westlake's various identities, essays on writing, introductions, and letters to writers like Stephen King and Brian Garfield. A true miscellany, this includes a piece by Abigail Westlake, a recipe for "May's Famous Tuna Casserole" and a 'Midnight snack'."--From the publisher.
Contents
  • My second life: Fragments from an autobiography
  • Donald E. Westlake, aka. ...
  • So tell me about this job we're gonna pull: On genre
  • Ten most wanted: Ten favorite mystery books
  • Returning to the scene of the crime: On his own work
  • Lunch break: May's famous tuna casserole
  • Other guys in the string: Peers, favorites, and influences
  • Coffee break: Letter to Ray Broekel
  • Anything you say may be used against you: Interviews
  • Midnight snack: Gustatory notes from all over
  • Side jobs: Prison breaks, movie mobsters, and radio comedy
  • Signed confessions: Letters
  • Jobs never pulled: Title ideas
  • Death row (Or, The happily ever afterlife): Letter to Ralph L. Woods.
Description
xix, 223 pages ; 23 cm
Notes
  • Includes index.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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