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Fans posing with Eric Simons’ THE SECRET LIVES OF SPORTS FANS

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Wesley Stace killing it at a recent City Lights event for his new book WONDERKID, the exhilarating, comical, and touching rock and roll novel for the ages!

Wesley Stace killing it at a recent City Lights event for his new book WONDERKID, the exhilarating, comical, and touching rock and roll novel for the ages!

How Zionist Extremism Became British Spies’ Biggest Enemy

“In World War II’s aftermath, MI5 turned to fight a new threat. It wasn’t the Soviets. It was bombers from Jerusalem.” Via Foreign Policy , a fascinating excerpt from Calder Walton’s recently released Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War, and the Twilight of Empire .

We’re counting down the final days of 2013 with sneak peeks at early reviews of Wesley Stace’s WONDERKID, coming next March from Overlook.

As we close the book on 2013, we couldn’t be happier to end December with one last #WONDERQuote from another favorite writer. Thanks, Joshua Ferris.

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“Wesley Stace’s Wonderkid is a marvelous satiric mashup of rock ’n’ roll and pack ’n’ plays. It’s sweet and funny and knowing—and this is me, holding up my lighter for more.” —Joshua Ferris, author of The Unnamed

We’re counting down the final days of 2013 with sneak peeks at early reviews of Wesley Stace’s WONDERKID, coming next March from Overlook.

From his earliest published work, Sam Lipsyte has always demonstrated a keen ear for capturing the musicality of language. The author of Venus Drive (one of our favorite punk rock story collections ever published) also happens to have an ear for the Wonderkids.

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“Wesley Stace has always been the only genuinely gifted fiction writer who also happens to be a rock star, but Wonderkid is the book he was born to write. And if you prefer your novels brazen, poignant and hilarious, as I do, you were born to read it. Like a great show, this will stay with you long after the last cymbal crash and power strum.” —Sam Lipsyte, author of The Ask

We’re counting down the final days of 2013 with sneak peeks at early reviews of Wesley Stace’s WONDERKID, coming next March from Overlook.

Decemberists front man Colin Meloy ought to know his way around a book about children’s music. As one-half of the creative duo behind the wildly successful Wildwood Chronicles, he’s proven himself a master of the young adult reading world. And according to Mr. Meloy, WONDERKID is a hit!

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“At turns illuminating and heartbreaking—but always funny—Wonderkid is A Visit from the Good Squad for the kiddie music world. A pitch-perfect excavation into the lighter heart of the music industry.” – Colin Meloy

We’re counting down the final days of 2013 with sneak peeks at early reviews of Wesley Stace’s WONDERKID, coming next March from Overlook.

Tom Perrotta’s Nine Inches was one of our favorite story collections published this year. Now, the author behind Little Children weighs in on another book about kids – the Wonderkids, that is.

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“Wonderkid is a gem, a rock ’n’ roll novel written from the inside, with an insider’s knowledge of music and the music business, and all the exhilaration and indignities that come with the territory. Wesley Stace is a wise and witty guide to the career of Blake Lear and the Wonderkids, a fictional band that becomes so real over the course of the novel that you’ll think you heard them on the radio.” —Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children

We’re counting down the final days of 2013 with sneak peeks at early reviews of Wesley Stace’s WONDERKID, coming next March from Overlook.

We were speechless when Wes told us that he’d somehow gotten a copy of the WONDERKID galley to R.E.M. co-founder Peter Buck. And then when this quote came in from the guitar god himself, we were somehow even more speechless.

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“Rock ’n’ roll is an infantile business, but never more so than in the hands of the Wonderkids, a group of post-teens, playing music for pre-teens, whilst living chaotic adult lives. In Wonderkid, Wesley Stace absolutely captures the band experience: the triumphs, the letdowns, the sell-outs, the success, and the scandal, with an extra helping of absurdity. There were times reading this book that I could actually smell the dank dressing rooms, or feel the bus rolling down the highway to the next gig.” —Peter Buck