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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brain D'Amato  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

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D'Amato grew up in Chicago and attended New Trier High School. He continues to reside there part-time today.

Biographical and Professional Information

D'Amato is an author and sculptor. He received a BA from Yale University and an MA from the City University of New York.


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Titles At Your Library

In the Courts of the Sun
ISBN: 0525950516

Dutton Adult. 2009

A tale inspired by near-future apocalypse prophecies finds math prodigy and Maya descendant Jed DeLanda invited by his former mentor, Taro, to travel back in time into another person's life more than thirteen centuries earlier to learn about a "sacrifice game" that has been described in a newly discovered Mayan codex.

Beauty
ISBN: 0440212820

Island Books. 1993

"People will do absolutley anything for

youth. . .if they can risk horrible infections with

face-lifts, and worse things from liposuction, then

they can accept the risk of a little plastic."

Ex Yale pre-med Jamie Angelo is part artist and

part alchemist. His work is a modern miracle of

computer imaging and scientific engineering. A

technique light-years beyond medicine. A creation so

revolutionary the world must never know. He can

reimagine and reinvent you as he transforms your

old, unlovley flesh into a masterpiece of ageless

beauty. He is not God. But he is close. To

ambitious downtown performance artist Jaishree

Manglai--about to become his most radical experiment--Jamie

is the ultimate fantasy. . .a dark erotic

obsession that knows no bounds. . .a master illusionist

who turns every woman's shattered hope for the few

who can choose to wear beauty's monstrous-and

deadly-face. . .