The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards

The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards

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From as early as he can remember, the hopelessly unreliable-- yet hopelessly earnest-- narrator has wanted to become a writer. From the jazz clubs of Manhattan to the villages of Sri Lanka, he will be inspired and haunted by the success of his greatest friend and rival in writing, the eccentric and brilliantly talented Julian McGann, and endlessly enamored with Julian's enchanting friend, Evelyn, the green-eyed girl who got away. After the trio has a disastrous falling out, desperate to tell the truth in his writing and to figure out who he really is, Jansma's narrator finds himself caught in a never-ending web of lies.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2013.
ISBN: 9780670026005
067002600X
Characteristics: 254 p. ;,24 cm.

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TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 03, 2016

Kristopher Jansma's detail-laced debut novel is captivating through the end. It is a breathtaking ride through the world of metafiction and an extremely well thought out story.

ChristchurchLib May 20, 2013

"Haunted by the successes of a long-time rival and unable to let go of his love for a woman who got away, an aspiring writer determined to discover and tell the truth about the trio's falling out, travels the world and struggles to untangle a complicated web of lies." May 2013 Fiction A to Z newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=635711

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TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 06, 2016

Does it sting like this because I've been robbed or because it was never mine to steal? ... Maybe an idea, like love, cannot ever be stolen away, just as it cannot ever have belonged to me and only me

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