Set for Life


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$27.99  $26.03
Simon & Schuster
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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 0.85 pounds
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About the Author

Andrew Ewell is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Moulin à Nef Studio Center, in Auvillar, France. He spent his early years on a sailboat in the Caribbean and was later raised in Annapolis, Maryland. He holds a BA in English from Carleton College and an MFA in creative writing from Boston University. His stories and essays have appeared in Salon, The Chattahoochee Review, Five Chapters, TriQuarterly, and other publications. He taught English and creative writing at numerous universities before writing Set for Life.


"Set for Life is a hilarious novel about failure, lost youth and squandered dreams. Andrew Ewell seems to be an expert on bad decisions, self destructive behavior and hangovers. His hugely entertaining debut reminds me of Frederick Exley's classic A Fan's Notes."--Jay McInerney

"Have you ever wondered why some of the smartest, best educated people you know are among the most hopelessly lost? Well, so has Andrew Ewell, and he'd love to explain it to you in Set for Life, his sharp, witty and surprisingly moving academic novel."--Richard Russo

"A sharp, entertaining chronicle of male vanity and self-sabotage that deserves a place alongside other boozy masters of the genre such as Fred Exley and David Gates."--Jim Gavin, creator of Lodge 49 and author of Middle Men