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Soon to be a Movie.  Addison Schact and his best friend Digger become obsessed with investigating the murder of a classmate as they travel through Washington DC’s underworld in this “thoughtful coming-of-age story and engaging teenage noir” (The New York Times).High school senior Addison Schacht is taking the prompt for...

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Soon to be a Movie. 

Addison Schact and his best friend Digger become obsessed with investigating the murder of a classmate as they travel through Washington DC’s underworld in this “thoughtful coming-of-age story and engaging teenage noir” (The New York Times).

High school senior Addison Schacht is taking the prompt for his college entry essay to the University of Chicago to heart: What are your best and worst qualities? He begins to look back on his life so far and considers what getting into college, selling some pot to his classmates, his relationship with his best friend—not girlfriend—Digger, Virgil’s Aeneid, and his growing obsession with the murder of a classmate, Kevin Broadus, all mean. The more he digs into his own past, the farther he stumbles into the middle of the murder investigation.


Who's starring: Ansel Elgort and Chloë Grace Moretz will star. Catherine Keener also has a supporting role.

 

  • Author: Sam Munson
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • Size: 5.5 x 8 
  • Publisher: Saga Press
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    “A thoughtful coming-of-age story and an engaging teenage noir....an audacious new writer."—NYTBR, Editor's Choice


    “Munson’s first novel justifies the hype that surrounded Doubleday’s purchase of it last year. It has the inventive, expansive flair of Michael Chabon’s best writing and the highbrow-crime intrigue of a Donna Tartt novel.”—Vanity Fair

    “Munson is a freewheeling stylist and expert mimic, having installed in his narrator, with dead-on accuracy, the highly developed tragic sense that only an overprivileged 18-year-old can effect … often funny, and his voice stays in your head.”—The Washington Post

    “A clever debut starring a stoner, Gen Y Holden-like teen.  Sam Munson’s debut novel, narrated by Jewish stoner teen misanthrope Addison Schacht, nails the adolescent voice perfectly while leading us through his stumbling attempt to solve a mystery.”—TheDailyBeast.com

    “Sam Munson has written one of the funniest, most heartfelt novels in recent memory—a book every bit as worthy of Mark Twain and J. D. Salinger—about the goodwill and decency that sometimes shrouds itself in adolescent vulgarity and swagger. “—Chicago Tribune

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