The End of the Book is the story of an aspiring contemporary
novelist who may or may not be writing a sequel to Sherwood
Anderson's classic Winesburg, Ohio. Adam Clary works in Chicago for
a famous internet company on a massive project to digitize the
world's books, but secretly he hates his job and wishes to be a
writer at a time when the book as physical object and book culture
itself have never been more threatened.
Counterpointing Adam's story is that of George Willard, the
young protagonist of Anderson's book, who arrives in Chicago around
1900 when it was the fastest-growing city in American history.
Through alternating chapters, we follow George's travails,
including his marriage to the wealthy daughter of his boss, his
affair with his hometown sweetheart, his artistic crisis, breakdown
and flight, and along the way we see the echoes and intersections
between his life and Adam's as they struggle in two similar
Americas through two similar times in the life of the book.
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