His academic career is on the skids, and Ezra Gordon flees to Los Angeles to visit an old college pal, Isaac. When Isaac proposes that Ezra write a pornographic novel under a pseudonym, he agrees in exchange for a large check, and the book becomes an unexpected smash success. Then, back at his college, the committee who is in the process of denying him tenure hails the porn novel as a masterpiece. What is Ezra to do, especially when he's put in charge of an investigation into the author's real identity? A New York Times Notable Book for the year 2000.
Original title: The Man Who Wrote the Book
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction