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is the author of four previous novels: the William Faulkner Award-winner “Powdered Eggs, An Old-Fashioned Darling, Wrinkles, ” and “The Belles Lettres Papers.” Formerly an editor of “The New York Times Book Review” for more than two decades, he lives in New York City and on eastern Long Island.