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ZUCKERMAN UNBOUND is a novel published in 1981.

Nathan Zuckerman is now a reknown writer; his fourth novel, Carnovsky, has become a bestseller and Zuckerman is the target of the People Press. But with celebrity appear new problems! Nathan is harrassed by a mysterious man who threatens to kidnap and kill his mother in Miami if the young successful writer doesn't give him $50,000 in cash in the next 48 hours. Furthermore, his own father is agonizing in Florida and Nathan must rejoin his family and witness the last hours of the dying man.
This report prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Life of a profession:    -   writer Inside culture (main char)    -   Jew Family, caring for ill    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Father because he/she is    -   physically ill Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   being hunted by killer/stalker Outside culture (society)    -   American Northeast If story of urban/rural...    -   Big city life Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Miami Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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