Wonder Boys

By Michael Chabon

Synopsis

Grady Tripp is an over-sexed, pot-bellied, pit-smoking, aging wunderkind of a novelist now teaching creative writing at a Pittsburgh college while working on his 2000 page masterpiece, 'Wonder Boys'. When his rumbustious editor and friend Terry Crabtree arrives in town, a chaotic weekend follows, involving a tuba, a dead dog, Marilyn Monroe's ermine-lined jacket and a squashed boa constrictor.