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Book review: 'The Hair of Harold Roux' by Thomas Williams
Book review: 'The Hair of Harold Roux' by Thomas Williams

The Hair of Harold Roux A Novel Thomas Williams Introduction by Andre Dubus III, afterword by Ann Joslin Williams Bloomsbury: 384 pp., $15 paper Thomas Williams' novel "The Hair of Harold Roux" occupies a peculiar limbo of the lost: Published in 1974, it shared the 1975 National Book Award for fiction with Robert Stone's "Dog Soldiers," then disappeared almost entirely from the landscape of contemporary literature. The same might also be said of its author, who published nine books of fiction before his death of lung cancer in 1990 at age 63. Before this month, the only book of his to remain in print was a posthumous 1992 collection of stories,...

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