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Jay Cantor
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Jay Cantor is the author of three novels, The Death of Che Guevara, Krazy Kat, and Great Neck, and two books of essays, The Space Between and On Giving Birth to One’s Own Mother. A MacArthur Fellow, Cantor teaches at Tufts University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter.

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The Death of Che Guevara

Written by Jay Cantor


Format: eBook, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 11, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Death of Che Guevara

Written by Jay Cantor


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $15.95

In his critically acclaimed epic first novel, Jay Cantor, author of Krazy Kat and Great Neck, draws on history, myth, and his own prodigious imagination to take on the life and death of revolutionary icon Che Guevara.

In his now famous progress through modern times, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the scion of a... Read more >
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Forgiving the Angel
Four Stories for Franz Kafka
Written by Jay Cantor


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $15.95

A thought-provoking, sometimes heartbreaking sequence of stories based on a group of real people held together by their love of Franz Kafka. Here friends, fans, and lovers find themselves haunted by the death of the great author. Imbued with a gravitas and dark irony that recall Kafka’s own work, these stories... Read more >
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Forgiving the Angel
Four Stories for Franz Kafka
Written by Jay Cantor


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $24.95

From one of our most thought-provoking and admired writers, a brilliant, beautiful, and sometimes heartbreaking group of stories based on a circle of real people who are held together by love of their friend Franz Kafka.

The sequence opens with Max Brod, Kafka’s friend and literary executor, telling us about Kafka and... Read more >
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Forgiving the Angel
Four Stories for Franz Kafka
Written by Jay Cantor


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $11.99

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Great Neck

Written by Jay Cantor


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $15.00

From the much-praised author of Krazy Kat and The Death of Che Guevara, the tumultuous story of a group of friends growing up idealistic, radical, and romantic in the sixties and seventies.

We enter their lives in 1960 as a sixth-grade class of Great Neck kids—most of them Jewish—learns for the first... Read more >
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Great Neck

Written by Jay Cantor


Format: eBook, 720 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Krazy Kat

Written by Jay Cantor


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $13.00

Krazy Kat adores Ignatz Mouse. She sees the bricks he hurls at her head as tokens of love, and each day Ignatz arranges a cunningly different method of delivery for his missile. But when Ignatz and Krazy witness the mega-brick explosion in the desert, Krazy becomes depressed, and refuses to perform... Read more >
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Krazy Kat

Written by Jay Cantor


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 2, 2011
Price: $9.99

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