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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Rudolph Delson  

Pen Name: None

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Born: 1975


-- Website -- http://www.rudolphdelson.com/
-- Rudolph Delson on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=rudolph++delson


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Biographical and Professional Information

Delson was born and raised in San Jose, California. He made a living as a litigation associate at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, a paralegal at the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice, and as a law clerk for the Honorable James R. Browning of the United States Court of Appeals. He now lives in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Stanford University (BA & BS, 1997) and NYU Law School (JD, 2002). While at NYU, he was a member of the NYU Law Review, as a Notes Editor.


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Titles At Your Library

Maynard and Jennica
ISBN: 0547085710

Mariner Books. 2009

A wildly original debut,Maynard and Jennica is both a hilarious urban comedy and a captivating love story. In the summer of 2000, while riding the uptown number 6 train, the musician/filmmaker Maynard Gogarty first encounters the beautiful Jennica Green.Though their initial meeting is brief, when fate next brings them together a romance ensues, and as with most things in life, everyone has an opinion.
Delson tells the story of this improbable love affair through the voices of Maynard and Jennica, along with their family, friends, and assorted characters (among them two attorneys, three journalists, and a rap star) pulled into their dizzying orbit.He brings to life a pair of lovers who are flawed, complex, at once eccentric and deeply familiar—and in whose story we continue to feel invested long after we’ve turned the last page.
In the words of Mohsin Hamid, author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, “this book is the reason we should all read first novels.”


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