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Last Detail, The: A Novel

Ponicsan, Darryl

978 1 5107 2775 5
List price(s):
15.99 USD
11.99 GBP

Publication date:
5 September 2017

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The Acclaimed Novel That Was the Basis for the Classic Movie Starring Jack Nicholson

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To be published simultaneously with the hardcover of its sequel, Last Flag Flying, in conjunction with the movie of that book, directed by Richard and starring Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, and Laurence Fishburne, to be released in fall 2017. The acclaimed cult novel that one critic called the first underground of the 70s, and that was the basis for the now classic movie by Hal Ashby (screenplay by Robert Towne) starring Jack Nicholson that critics raved with Vincent Canby calling it a new kind of anti-comedy. A profane, bawdy, honest, and explosively funny novel with an antiwar, anti-authoritarian, anti-bureaucratic double speak message that is still relevant. With a new foreword by the author The author self-published an edition at The Wright Press in 2005 and licensed a collected edition at the Stairway Press that is now off the market


Darryl Ponicsan is the author of thirteen novels and an award-winning screenwriter for both film and television. Born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, he taught high school after attending Muhlenberg College and earning an MA at Cornell University. He served in the US Navy from 1962 to 1965, then did social work in the Watts area of Los Angeles and taught high school before the success of his debut novel, The Last Detail, allowed him to become a full-time writer. His latest novel is Last Flag Flying, the sequel to the first. He resides in Palm Springs and Sonoma, California.




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