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The author of the book: John Dunning
Edition: Algoritam, Zagreb
Date of issue: 2003
ISBN 13: 9789532201321
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1942. godina, Amerikanci su prvi put u povijesti pomaknuli sat unaprijed ne bi li uštedjeli struju. Na snazi je ljetno ratno vrijeme. Jack Dulaney nakon smrti svog najboljeg prijatelja luta Amerikom kao pomoćni stajski radnik po zapuštenim konjskim trkalištima i pomalo piše priče koje tu i tamo objavljuje. No pravi razlog njegova bijega iz New Yorka je Holly Carnahan, cura njegova poginulog frenda. Jack ne može naći moralne snage da samo uskoči u ulogu njezina novog dečka. No sudbina ili nešto možda još mračnije od sudbine dovest će Jacka natrag k Holly, na obalu Atlantika, u New Jersey, u WHAR, na nezavisnu radijsku postaju s najjačim odašiljačem na istočnoj obali. Jack će kao potpuni novak u radijskom poslu preuzeti posao pisca scenarija ne bi li otkrio tko je ubio Hollyna oca i tko koristi moćni odašiljač da bi Nijemcima javio položaje savezničkih konvoja. Dva izjutra, ljetno ratno vrijeme američkog antikvara i pisca Johna Dunninga neobična je kombinacija špijunskog trilera, ljubavne priče i krimića, no prije svega to je fascinantna romansirana povijest prvih početaka radija. Dunning, nagrađivani pisac krimića ujedno je i autor Enciklopedije starih radijskih emisija. Svu svoju ljubav i znanje ovaj kolekcionar u čijoj je arhivi preko 40.000 snimaka starih radijskih emisija, prenio je na stranice ove knjige. Bilo mu je potrebno više od 5.000 stranica napisanih i odbačenih verzija da bi pogodio pravi omjer dobrog zapleta koji neće progutati objašnjenja radijskog života četrdesetih.
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Read information about the authorJohn Dunning was born in 1942 in Brooklyn, NY. He was raised in Charleston, SC, is married, and has two adult children.
John always wanted to write, but was a poor student. He left high school in the tenth grade, partly because of an inability to concentrate and absorb lectures. Several years ago he was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD), a malady that could not have been imagined in the glorious 1950s.
"This may explain my long affection for typewriters," he says. "Unlike a computer, a great old manual typewriter was an honest machine. You did your work, it did its work. There was no sneaky nonsense, no hidden screens that popped up and wouldn't go away, and at no time in my 35 years as a writer did I ever 'lose' anything because I hit a certain key, failed to hold my mouth right, or sneezed at the wrong moment."
John felt he should be a poster boy for ADD. Often the inability to concentrate demanded eight or ten hours of effort for two good hours of work. Sometimes it leads a writer away from his story, causing a month's worth of drifting, rambling around, groping. "In those times I really have to work to get my story, whatever it is, back on track."
John got a GED certificate from the state of South Carolina in the early 1960s. "Historically, it's an interesting document--not because it's mine but because it states that I am the equivalent of the average white high school grad in the state. Now if that's not an official admission that those old 'separate-but-equal' doctrines never worked, what is?
"I was a raging failure early in life. Quit high school, then got kicked out of the Army with a broken eardrum after only two weeks, went on to work in a Charleston glass shop for $1.05 an hour, and looked to be on a fast track to nowhere.
"In 1964 I made my break with Charleston, came to Denver with some friends, worked in a glass shop here for a time, then got on the racetrack and went with the horses for two years. I worked for horse trainers in Denver, Idaho and California, finally hitting the 'big time' at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA. This was a magic time in my life.
"In 1966 I got a job as a clerk in the library at The Denver Post, which was then the city's afternoon daily. Eventually I became copy boy on the newspaper, and from that I began writing stories. Finally I was given a trial run as a reporter and soon was put on the newspaper's three-man investigative team.
"This only goes to prove that the hardest thing about any job is getting it.
"I was a collector of old-time radio shows for 30 years. I grew up with this stuff. It was like collecting part of my own life. I parlayed that into a weekly radio show, which I hosted on Denver radio for more than 25 years.
"I worked in politics for a while: campaign press secretary to candidates for mayor of Denver, U.S. Senate, and House of Representatives. I taught writing and journalism at the University of Denver and at Metropolitan State College and In 1973 I worked on the Robert Altman film, Thieves Like Us. Altman's film was based on the 1937 novel by Edward Anderson, and he wanted it scored with old radio shows. My job--which lasted six weeks--was to find the right sounds to fit his story.
"In 1984, with my wife Helen, I opened the Old Algonquin Bookstore in East Denver. We closed the store in 1994, two years after Booked to Die was published, and have been online booksellers ever since."
John's latest challenge has been a large benign brain tumor, which was partially removed in 2006, causing the loss of one eye and a long recovery period. But he is now writing again and working at getting back Janeway's unique voice on the page.
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