McSweeney's; First Edition edition (October 1, 2007)

Bowl of Cherries

Author: Millard Kaufman

Kicked out of Yale at age 14, Judd Breslau falls in with Phillips Chatterton, a bathrobe-wearing Egyptologist working out of a dilapidated home laboratory. There, young Valerie Chatterton quickly leads Breslau away from his research and into, in order: the attic, a Colorado equestrian ranch, a porn studio beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, and a jail cell in southern Iraq, where we find him awaiting his own execution while the war rages on in the north. Written by a 90-year-old debut novelist, ex-Marine, two-time Oscar nominee, and co-creator of Mr. Magoo, Bowl of Cherries rivals the liveliest comic novels for sheer gleeful inventiveness. This is a book of astounding breadth and sharp consequence, containing all the joy, derangement, terror, and doubt of adolescence and modern times.


Hardcover: 288 pages

Publication Date: October 1, 2007

Publisher: McSweeney's

Author: Millard Kaufman

ISBN-13: 978-1932416831

Genres: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure