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The getaway car : a Donald Westlake nonfiction miscellany

Author: Donald E Westlake; Levi Stahl; Lawrence Block
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Collection of published and unpublished gems: a memoir about learning to write, an imaginary interview between Westlake's various identities, essays on writing, introductions, and letters to writers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'."--The publisher.
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Genre/Form: Creative nonfiction
Essays
Named Person: Donald E Westlake; Donald E Westlake
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald E Westlake; Levi Stahl; Lawrence Block
ISBN: 9780226121819 022612181X
OCLC Number: 869552506
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 223 pages ; 23 cm
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 --
The 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.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited by Levi Stahl ; with a new foreword by Lawrence Block.

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