Hijuelos’ Posthumous Novel to be Published


An epic, posthumous novel from Oscar Hijuelos to be published

When he died of a heart attack last year at age 62, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos had been at work for more than a decade on an epic and potentially career-defining novel. It was a fact unknown to all but a few people closest to him.

Now Grand Central Publishing has acquired the 859-page novel, which is based on the friendship between Mark Twain and the explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley. Twain and Stanley Enter Paradise, will be published in the fall of 2015.

Grand Central will also publish Hijuelos’ “Another Spaniard in the Works,” a short story about a musician who meets John Lennon in 1980, the year the ex-Beatle was shot dead by a deranged fan, the AP reports. In the ’60s, Lennon had published a book of humorous writings and drawings called “A Spaniard in the Works.”

Read further @ LA Times


~ by eneryvibes on 1,August 4, 2014.

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