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Jay Cantor


Jay Cantor was born in 1948 in Great Neck, New York. As a child he was addicted to comic books. He attended Harvard and then the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is currently a professor of English at Tufts. He has written three very large novels which have had mixed critical and commercial success. He is probably not the thinking man’s Tom Wolfe.

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With ‘Great Neck,’ you can go home again


1981 The Space Between: Literature and Politics (essays),
1983 The Death of Che Guevara (novel)
1987 Krazy Kat: A Novel in Five Panels (novel)
1991 On Giving Birth to One’s Own Mother: Essays on Art and Society (essays)
2003 Great Neck (novel)
2011 Aaron and Ahmed: A Love Story (with James Romberger, artist; José Villarrubia, colourist; Jared K. Fletcher, letterer) (graphic novel)
2014 Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka (stories)