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Jerome Charyn

Biography

Jerome Charyn

Jerome Charyn's stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Paris Review, American Scholar, Epoch, Narrative, Ellery Queen and other magazines. His most recent novel is THE PERILOUS ADVENTURES OF THE COWBOY KING. He lived for many years in Paris and currently resides in Manhattan.

Jerome Charyn

Books by Jerome Charyn

by Jerome Charyn - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Jerome Charyn recreates the voice of Theodore Roosevelt --- the New York City police commissioner, Rough Rider and soon-to-be 26th president --- through his derring-do adventures, combining superhero dialogue with haunting pathos. Beginning with his sickly childhood and concluding with McKinley’s assassination, the novel positions Roosevelt as a “perfect bull in a china shop,” a fearless crime fighter and pioneering environmentalist who would grow up to be our greatest peacetime president.

by Jerome Charyn - Fiction, Short Stories

BITTER BRONX, Jerome Charyn's new collection, is suffused with the texture and nostalgia of a lost time and place, combining a keen eye for detail with the author's lived experience. These stories are informed by a childhood growing up near that middle-class mecca, the Grand Concourse; falling in love with three voluptuous librarians at a public library in the Lower Depths of the South Bronx; and eating at Mafia-owned restaurants along Arthur Avenue's restaurant row.

by Jerome Charyn - Fiction, Historical Fiction

This unforgettable portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War effortlessly mixes humor with Shakespearean-like tragedy to create an achingly human portrait of the 16th president. Jerome Charyn conducts an orchestra of historical figures and fictional extras centered on a profoundly moral but troubled commander in chief whose relationship with his Ophelia-like wife and his sons is explored with penetrating psychological insight and the utmost compassion.