John Wray

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lowboy.jpgLowboy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
John Wray's novel about a schizophrenic boy's quest for sex and/or love flirts violently with the thriller form. Here, he explains his attraction to genre writing and his desire, through compassionate understanding and admiration for the poetic outsider language of his young hero, to go beyond the thriller.

Photo: © Gillian Crosson