Gone Tomorrow



Gone Tomorrow The fiction surprise of 2008 heralded by The New York Times as a sharply observed yet tender novel and a quirky, tart yet unexpectedly generous story finally in paperback Kluge s brilliant novel tells of George Canaris, a writing professor who is on the verge of forced retirement at a small college in Ohio when he is killed by a hit and run driver Kluge s creation of Canaris as the first faculty member in half a century whose death merits an obituary in the New York Times is right on the money A writer, a critic, a professor, a campus legend and a national figure, the very embodiment of the liberal arts, the fictional Times obituary said And a mystery Canaris, hero and anti hero, was the author of two well received novels and a book of essays, all publishedthan thirty years ago Taken together, they were the beginnings of an impressive shelf to which, in all his years in Ohio, he added nothing Compared to Faulkner and Dos Passo at the start of his career, the Times observed, in the end Canaris resembled Harper Lee.With a book listed among the 100 greatest novels of all time, decades separating Canaris from the hefty advance taken on his next book The Beast, which was to be his masterpiece and not a page to show of it, Canaris is a great fictional creation an enigma Inevitably, speculation grows that the book was a myth, a lie, a joke Every passing year made skepticsconfident But never certain.Upon his death, Mark May, a young English professor who barely knew him finds himself named as Canaris s literary executor executor of what is unclear Thus begins a search through lives and letters that is at once gripping, hilarious and affirming A true page turner, P.F Kluge s Gone Tomorrow, is equal parts Richard Russo and Michael Chabon, and yet entirely unlike anything you ve ever read. Free Read [ Gone Tomorrow ] Author [ P.F. Kluge ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 286 pages
  • Gone Tomorrow
  • P.F. Kluge
  • English
  • 27 October 2018
  • 159020090X

12 thoughts on “Gone Tomorrow

  1. R. says:

    Nothing really new to add to the product description, but this 2008 novel is notable in particular as the first posthumous appearance of David Foster Wallace as a fictional character in the guise of John H...

  2. Laurie says:

    It was enjoyable reading, although I was rather hoping for an ending that would have resolved some unanswered questions However, being intentionally vague at the end was a reflection of the life of the main character He was an egocentric sort which came across in his recollections about times past Inability to commit to his masterpiece novel or the women in his life, while seemingly denying the commitment he had made to the college where he taught He did appear to be grappling with that as h It was enjoyable reading, although I was rather hoping for an ending that would have resolved some unanswered questions However, being intentionally vague at the end was a reflection of the life of the main character He was an egocentric sort which came across in his recollections about times past Inab...

  3. Mark Hiser says:

    George Canaris, author of a book included in a list of the top 100 American novels, comes to a college in Ohio thinly veiled as Kenyon to teach and to write Upon his arrival he is warned that this is a place that eats careers, ambitions, talent It will destroy you if you let it Not maliciously Fondly, smilingly, appreciatively It will flow into every crevice of your life, occupy every vacuum, claim every moment of rest and silence, if you let it Though he planned to teach for a short George Canaris, author of a book included in a list of the top 100 American novels, comes to a college in Ohio thinly veiled as Kenyon to teach and to write Upon his arrival he is warned that this is a place that eats careers, ambitions, talent It will destroy you if you let it Not maliciously Fondly, smilingly, appreciatively It will flow into every crevice of your life, occupy every vacuum, claim every moment of rest and silence, if you let it Though he planned to teach for a short time, Canaris falls in love with the college a...

  4. Alison Stackpole says:

    This was a pretty average book I had put it on myWish List, and I m not really sure why It s about a professor at a small college in the middle of nowhere Ohio When he first began teaching at the school 30 years ago, he was a world famous writer after writing 3 books He spends the next 30 years promising his next book, but not being able to finish it The one thing about this book that bothered me was how many mistakes there were I hate that, when I m distracted by missing commas, a This was a pretty average book I had put it on myWish List, and I m not really sure why It s about a professor at a small college in the middle of nowhere Ohio When he first began teaching at the school 30 years ago, he was a world famous writer after writing 3 books He spends the next 30 years promising his next book, but not being able to finish it The one thing about this book that bothered me was how many mistakes there were I hate that, when I m distracted by ...

  5. Natalie says:

    Most books about writers, and especially novels about the writing of novels, suffer either from ponderous Seriousness or too much Irony of the sort that yearns to be hip Any description of this novel s plot about a book that may or may not be written and which you may or may not be reading sounds like an honors student s overly ambitious creative thesis project But it actually worked This novel was entertaining, vicious when needed about the culture of small college towns and of aca Most books about writers, and especially novels about the writing of novels, suffer either from ponderous Seriousness or too much Irony of the sort that yearns to be hip Any description of this novel s plot about a book that may or may not be written and which you may or may not be reading sounds like an honors student s overly ambitious creative thesis project Bu...

  6. Pammy says:

    Gone Tomorrow s author is new to me and I am pleased to have discovered him This story covers the life and times of a novelist turned writing professor on a liberal arts campus in northern part of my home state Hidden within the pages, which jump from past to present and back again at will, are gems of wisdom that stand alone My favorite is Remember your younger selves as the years carry you away To remember something is to keep it alive and to keep yourself alive as well To forget or to Gone Tomorrow s author is new to me and I am pleased to have discovered him This story covers the life and times of a novelist turned writing professor on a liberal arts campus in northern part of my home state Hidden within the pages, which jump from past to present and back again at will, are gems of wisdom that stand alone My favorite is Remember your younger selves as the years carry you away To remember something is to keep it a...

  7. Tattered Cover Book Store says:

    This book tells the story of a writer and professor under many versions of publish or perish pressures It s a mystery, bouncing back and forth in time and told in two voices over 30 years It is a commenta...

  8. Jim Townsend says:

    This was a pretty good book about a writer in residence at a small liberal arts college in Ohio who, teaching despite no professorial experience, wrote three novels and a collection of essays, and had been intermitently w...

  9. Anne Marie says:

    Not sure if I should have given this book two or three stars, but decided at three because the idea for a good story was there It starts out with a long introduction from Mark May, a professor at an Ohio college where another English professor, George Canaris, taught Canaris was dead, killed in a hit and run accident, and Mark was named his literary executor Canaris had written and published three works, and ever since he was hired at the college thirty some years ago, was supposedly writing Not sure if I should have given this book two or three stars, but decided at three because the idea for a good story was there It starts out with a long introduction from Mark May, a professor at an Ohio college where another English professor, George Canaris, taught Canaris was dead, killed in a hit and run accident, and Mark was named his literary executor Canaris had written and published three works, and ever since he was hired at the college thirty some years ago, was supposedly writing The Beast , another book that hopefully would be as famous as his previous works The only problem is, can Mark find the manuscript A manuscript is found, but it s about Canaris last year at the college, as well as early years at the college That s the bulk of this book The other big event is...

  10. Patrick O& says:

    Gone Tomorrow struck me as a clever meditation on actual vs potential and also supreme irony a novel about writer s block While the story is firmly anchored in academia, P.F Kluge is careful not to let it stay there, and his command of detail is impressive throughout Is there sometimes a duel between places and vocations Probably Kluge says in the book s dedication that he wrote it for the people with whom he has coffee everyday in Gambier, Ohio However many muses there are in thaGone Tomorrow struck me as a clever meditation on actual vs potential and also supreme irony a novel about writer s block While the story is firmly anchored in academia, P.F Kluge is careful not to let it stay there, and his command of detail is impressive throughout Is there sometimes a duel between places and vocations Probably Kluge says in the book s dedication that he wrote it for the people with whom he has coffee everyday in Gambier, Ohio However ma...

  11. Matthew says:

    Anyone who went to a small liberal arts college will enjoy this book Anyone with a connection to Kenyon College will love this book Set in an unnamed Ohio college town the book starts with the mysterious death of a reclusive author How the narrator gets involved and solves the problems he encounters reminded me of the beging parts of the Name of the Rose, The Three Musketeers and many other books However, it emulated them without copying them and remained original and interesting Like The N Anyone who went to a small liberal arts college will enjoy this book Anyone with a connection to Kenyon College will love this book Set in an unnamed Ohio college town the book starts with the mysterious death of a reclusive author How the narrator gets involved and solves the problems he encounters reminded me of the beging parts of the Name of the Rose, The Three Musketeers and ma...

  12. L.A. Berry says:

    This book was recommended to me by a friend Beautifully written, it is the story of the life of a well regarded writer who works as a college lecturer in creative writing while the world awaits his next great work This work is nicknamed The Beast , a title I understand as I try to write my next novel Events that change his life are told without melodrama and I, as the reader, felt that I had empathy and an insight to his personality This is a good example of literary fiction and I do not he This book was recommended to me by a friend Beautifully written, it is the story of the life of a well regarded writer who works as a college lecturer in creative writing while the world awaits his next great work This work is nicknamed The Beast , a title I understand as I try to write my next novel Events that change his life are told without melodrama and I, as the reader, felt th...

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