Posts Tagged: Balls

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #62: Julian Tepper

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Upon publication of his first novel, Balls, author Julian Tepper received pointed advice from one Philip Roth: quit. What the elder statesman, on the verge of his own retirement, was trying to say is that the writing life is “just torture,” and he should spare himself the suffering.

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Balls Launch

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The launch party for Julian Tepper’s forthcoming novel Balls is this Thursday, June 7th at 8pm at The Oracle Club (10-41 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY).

“A New York story, a dark comedy, Balls tells of the thirty-year-old Henry Schiller, a songwriter and lounge-player, in love with a woman far younger and more musically gifted than himself, one with her eye on other men and the rise of her own career, whose crisis deepens when he discovers he has testicular cancer.”

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