Youngblood Hawke

By Herman Wouk

In this novel about an aspiring young author’s assault on the citadel of New York publishing, Wouk’s hero Youngblood Hawke launches his career with an over-sized manuscript that becomes an instant success. Toasted by critics and swept along on a tide of popularity, he gives himself over to the lush life that gilds artistic success. It is a story of a young writer caught up in the glamour and intrigue of “life at the top” in New York, and suggests the life and career of Thomas Wolfe.

783 pages

Location: New York City
# Fiction

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