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Richard Nixon and Raymond Carver are walking on a California beach when they meet in this imaginative novel that creates a fictional friendship between the ex-president and the short story writer. In subtle ways, their lives intertwine to explore what it means to achieve, overcome and suffer. In his startling, sparkling debut, Nixoncarver, Mark Maxwell has conjured a portrait of two troubled, brilliant men, and the gradual processes of their emotional recovery.
Praise for Nixoncarver
“' A marvel of restraint, color, and life.” —Kirkus Reviews
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About the author
Mark Maxwell lives in Evanston, Illinois. Nixoncarver is his first novel.