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Les Plesko to be celebrated at UCLA
Les Plesko to be celebrated at UCLA

When Les Plesko committed suicide in September 2013 in Venice, his legacy was in disarray. The author of three novels — “The Last Bongo Sunset” (1995), “Slow Lie Detector” (2009) and “Who I Was” (2012) — he left behind the manuscript of a fourth book, “No Stopping Train” (Soft Skull: 318 pp., $25.95 paper), set during the Hungarian Revolution, a moment of great significance (personal, historical) for him. “It was the book he was born to write,” explains novelist Janet Fitch, a longtime friend and supporter, who helped get “No Stopping Train” published and contributed a heartfelt introduction. “More...

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