Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Theodore Weesner, R. I. P.

The New York Times: Theodore Weesner, a novelist who mined his wayward youth for the stuff of his celebrated first novel, “The Car Thief,” and whose half-dozen other books earned plaudits for their patient, realistic narratives and humanely considered characters, died on Thursday at a hospital near his home in Portsmouth, N.H. He was 79.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.


Jeff Meyerson said...

Until I read the obituary I don't think I'd ever heard of him or his books.


Unknown said...

I'd read his fiction in the New Yorker.

Kent Morgan said...

The Car Thief is another one of those "missing" paperbacks in my collection. However, I can picture the cover and think I may know where it is in my garage. If it's under 80 tomorrow I may go in there and hunt for it. I'm resting today because it's Canada Day.

Unknown said...

Happy Canada Day!