Bowl of Cherries
In October, McSweeney's published the novel Bowl of Cherries by first-time novelist, Millard Kaufman. It's receiving a big push from McSweeney's, much like Chris Adrian's magical novel The Children's Hospital did last year.
What makes Bowl of Cherries interesting from a marketing standpoint is that the author, Millard Kaufman, is 90 years old and has lived quite the unique life. Before publishing his first novel, he was a U.S. Marine in WWII, a test subject in a cobra venom experiment, and is the co-creator of the cartoon character, Mr. Magoo.
Does Kaufman's colorful background overshadow the quality of the novel? Only time will tell, but Bowl of Cherries still looks like a quirky addition to anyone's McSweeney's library.
Watch an interview with Millard Kaufman here.
Listen to Millard Kaufman on NPR here.
Read more about Bowl of Cherries and Millard Kaufman here.