The LXV American Booksellers annual meeting appears to be less quiet and tedious than expected for Darius Just, a brilliant writer loved by the critic but little known by the public. As if the publishing world’s petty intrigues and economic problems wouldn’t be enough to ruin the day, fate forces him to discover the body of a colleague in one of the grand hotel rooms where the conference takes place.
A carousel of unforgettable characters, including Asimov himself (brilliant summary of irony), for a catching and original story. Not only presents with amusement all the different types of writers, publishers and booksellers that you may encounter in just four days, the book also offers a well-written mystery, that captures the reader and drags him even too quickly to the last page.
Translation edited by Sara Di Girolamo