Ralph Sassone: The Intimates

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book.jpgThe Intimates (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Ralph Sassone, a first novelist, on the vicissitudes of — what else — the first novel. Writing it (it took him about fifteen years to finally complete one); getting it published (he wanted to agree to all changes rather than meet his intimidating editor); the whole enchilada, and more.

Read an excerpt from The Intimates.