Fred Beauford has been called the thinking man’s novelist. He has been on a thoughtful hunt for the true meaning of what it means to be an American in his previous books. In The Hard Luck Novel, he is true to form in this interesting, fast moving provocative urban fable. After losing his friends, his girlfriend, his job, his fancy Manhattan apartment-all because of a novel he wrote called "The Woman’s Man", the unnamed narrator begins a dizzying descent into painful illness, hunger, grinding proverty, and a fearfilled future.
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