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Oblivion

by Peter Abrahams

Oblivion by Peter Abrahams
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    Apr 2005, 352 pages
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    Apr 2006, 384 pages

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Abraham's first book, The Fury of Rachel Monette, was published in 1980; since then he has published a further 15 adult novels and, last year, his first novel for teens, Down The Rabbit Hole, the first in the Echo Falls Mystery series.  Although all his books fall broadly into the thriller category, to pigeonhole him as simply a writer of thrillers is too simplistic. For a bibliography of his books see BookBrowse.  His latest novel for adults, End of Story, was published in hardcover earlier this month, and the second in his Echo Falls Mystery, Behind The Curtain, series will be published next week.

When asked which authors have most influences him he cites Vladimir Nabokov, Graham Greene and Dostoevsky, in particular Pale Fire, The Comedians and Crime and Punishment.

He lives in Falmouth, Massachusetts, with his wife and four children.

This article was originally published in May 2005, and has been updated for the April 2006 paperback release. Click here to go to this issue.

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