Kathy Nelson is looking for some book suggestions for a friend who's a French translator. The call is out for: "Books by North American authors (recent enough to not have been translated yet, and not too famous). The general field is 'man in politics and society, with family or sentimental background' and he was told to look for something along the lines of Philip Roth and Jonathan Franzen, with strong viewpoints and a good style."
I'm out of ammo on this one, but if you have ideas, drop by Kathy's excellent blog with them. Come to think of it, Skinner probably has ten novels which will come to mind instantly. He's smart like that. David?
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