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About the Book

About the Book

Ed King

A sizzling, darkly funny, propulsive new novel --- his most daring yet --- by the author of SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS: a sweeping, dazzling story of destiny, desire, and destruction.

In Seattle, 1962, Walter Cousins, a mild-mannered actuary --- “a guy who weighs risk for a living” --- takes a risk of his own, and makes the biggest error of his life. He sleeps with Diane, the sexy, not-quite-legal British au pair who’s taking care of his children for the summer. Diane gets pregnant and leaves their baby on a doorstep, but not before turning the tables on Walter and setting in motion a tragedy of epic proportions. Their orphaned child, adopted by an adoring family, becomes Edward Aaron King, and grows up to become a billionaire Internet tycoon and an international celebrity --- the King of Search --- who unknowingly, but inexorably, hurtles through life toward a fate he may have no power to shape.

A thrilling reimagining of Sophocles’ OEDIPUS REX: a riveting new novel that brings a contemporary urgency to one of the greatest stories of all time.

Ed King
by David Guterson

  • Publication Date: October 18, 2011
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
  • ISBN-10: 0307271064
  • ISBN-13: 9780307271068