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Kevin Guilfoile

Born: 1968 in Teaneck, New Jersey
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Guilfoile lives in Chicago.

Biography: Guilfoile is a best-selling author. His novels, ''Cast of Shadows'' and ''The Thousand'' are both set in Chicago and have been translated into more than 20 languages. He graduated from The University of Notre Dame in 1990. He was a founding partner of the Chicago design firm ''Coudal Partners'', and a creative director at that company for 11 years. Guilfoile's first novel Guilfoile is a contributor to ''The Morning News'', ''McSweeney's Quarterly Concern'' and ''McSweeney's Internet Tendency''. His essays have appeared in ''The New York Times Magazine'', ''The New Republic'', and ''''. His work has been included in anthologies ''Mirth of a Nation'', ''101 Damnations'', ''Chicago Noir'', and ''Chicago Blues''.

  • Chicago Tribune Best Book for ''Cast of Shadows'', 2005 Kansas City Star Best Book for ''Cast of Shadows'', 2005 Best Debut Novel for ''Love is Murder'', 2005

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Kevin Guilfoile on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Cast of shadows
ISBN: 9781415952603 OCLC: 216875620

Books on Tape, New York : [2008]

A bereaved doctor undertakes a diabolical experiment in a shattering philosophical thriller that anticipates the moral, social, and metaphysical dilemmas science is poised to confront. Davis Moore is a fertility doctor in Chicago specializing in reproductive cloning, a controversial and closely regulated new practice, when his seventeen-year-old daughter is brutally raped and murdered. The case is investigated but never solved. Months later, Moore retrieves her belongings from the police, and finds among them a vial containing the killer's DNA. Tormented by grief, Moore entertains a monstrous thought: the possibility of cloning not his daughter but the man who killed her. How far would you go to look into the face of your daughter's murderer? Justin Finn, at three, looks like any other child. Bright, joyful, sweet; an innocent toddler to his unsuspecting parents and to all who know him. But his face, one day, will be the exact match of the cold-blooded killer of whom he is a perfect genetic replica. Can a three-year-old have a past? Where does evil come from? What happens to the soul when we die? What are you duplicating when you duplicate a human life?

Cast of shadows /
ISBN: 1400078261 OCLC: 56012602

Knopf, New York : 2005.

When his daughter is brutally raped and murdered, Davis Moore, a Chicago fertility doctor specializing in reproductive cloning, comes up with a horrifying idea--to clone the murderer who killed his daughter from a vial of the killer's DNA.

Modern humorist presents My first presidentiary :
ISBN: 0609808184 OCLC: 46640753

Three Rivers Press, New York : ©2001.

The Thousand /
ISBN: 1400043093 OCLC: 489007995

Alfred A. Knopf, New York : 2010.

In an ambitious novel fusing historical fact with contemporary suspense, a gifted young woman races to find her father's killer and to free herself from the crossfire of a centuries-old civil war in which she has unknowingly become ensnared.--From publisher description.

The Thousand.
ISBN: 9780141021911 OCLC: 752300348

Penguin Books Australia London, UK 2011.

ISBN: 9780141021928 OCLC: 65764231

Michael Joseph, London : 2006.