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Whatever happened to Dan Gelber - the divorced screenwriter who journeyed to Nepal in his seventies only to plunge to his death off of Mt. Everest?
And just who is Jay Reynolds - the mysterious twenty-year-old tennis prodigy who appears out of nowhere to battle Rafael Nadal at the French Open and Roger Federer at Wimbledon and become the new hope of American tennis, possibly "the greatest of all time."
Award-winning mystery writer (Moses Wine series) and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter ("Enemies, A Love Story," "The Big Fix". "Bustin' Loose,"), Roger L. Simon answers these questions and more in THE GOAT, his first standalone novel in years. If you love sports, if you love life, if you'd like a second life, this book - funny, touching and sometimes scary, already talked about as the greatest novel about tennis ever written - is a page-turning, can't-put-down must.
Called the greatest mystery writer of his generation by Ross Macdonald (Lew Archer) and Nicholas Meyer ("The Seven Percent Solution") Roger L. Simon has won or been nominated for multiple awards for his fiction by the Crime Writers of Great Britain and the Mystery Writers of America. As a screenwriter, he has received an Oscar nomination for his adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer's "Enemies, A Love Story" and written for such stars as Richard Pryor, Richard Dreyfuss and Angelica Huston. Also a journalist and columnist, Simon has written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Real Clear Politicts, among many others. He appears frequently as a commentator on talk radio and cable TV.
What others have said about Roger L. Simon's work:
"The writing, as always in Moses Wine books, is sharp, amusing, and sophisticated."
New York Times Book Review
"Simon's new novel about Moses Wine tops his prize-winning The Big Fix and The Straight Man."
"Roger Simon writes with humor and real energy. Nobody around is better at caricature."
San Jose Mercury News
"... he can be genuinely funny and, at times, even sensitive and touching."
Washington Post Book World
"Simon is a brilliant, classy writer..."
For more on Simon, consult www.rogerlsimon.com. But first, order and read THE GOAT - a riveting and rollicking Faust story for our time.