When he talked with George Joel of Dial Press
, the only publisher who had shown any interest in his protest novel, Yerby convinced Joel to let him try writing a historical novel.
Welcome to the Monkey House, The Dial Press
, 352 pages, $14 (paper)
Jon was able to finish a draft of his first and only novel, Four Steps to the Wall, which earned him a publishing contract with the Dial Press
. He and Louise then moved to California under hopes that Jon could salvage a poorly--written screenplay by David Goodis that was based on Four Steps.
We'd kept busy in the evenings transforming duck meat into Paula Wolfert-inspired sausage ("The Cooking of South-West France, 1983, The Dial Press
) to remain abreast of arcane federal possession-limit regulations.
His touching and sometimes humorous excursions up and down stream - occasionally with his wife and their infant daughter, often with just his two dogs - led to his eighth book, a collection of essays titled, "Temple Stream: A Rural Odyssey" (The Dial Press
, $25 hardcover; $14 softcover).
In Kurt Vonnegut's The Sirens of Titan (The Dial Press
), a robot ends up on Titan, a moon of Saturn, after its spaceship breaks down.
Speak Now (Dial Press
, 1969), the first of his novels to feature a black protagonist, fell out of print but is now available once again.
The New York Times reported comparable material in Viswanathan's novel and Kinsella's Can You Keep A Secret?, published by Dial Press
in the US in 2004, more than a year before Little, Brown signed Viswanathan.
In 1975, these words would have had an especially familiar ring to them, as they parallel the opening paragraph to Sukenick's "The Death of the Novel" on page 41 of The Death of the Novel and Other Stories that was published in 1969 by the Dial Press
and used as an epigraph to the anthology Innovative Fiction, over a hundred thousand copies of which were sold by Dell Publishing Company (Sukenick's paperback publisher at the time) in 1972.
FRIDAY NIGHTS AT HONEYBEE'S (Dial Press
, $22.95) by Andrea Smith is an impressive debut novel about friendship, heartache, acceptance, love and the tie that binds them alt together: music.
That same month, the Dial Press
published Man and Beast, Maynard's first collection of poems in eight years.