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Whatever happened to Dan Gelber - the divorced screenwriter who journeyed to Nepal in his seventies, only to plunge to his death off of Mt. Everest?

And just who is Jay Reynolds, the mysterious 20-year-old tennis prodigy who appears out of nowhere to battle Rafael Nadal at the French Open and Roger Federer at Wimbledon and become the new hope of American tennis, possibly "the greatest of all time".

Award-winning mystery writer (Moses Wine series) and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Enemies, A Love Story, The Big Fix, and Bustin' Loose, Roger L. Simon, answers these questions and more in The Goat, his first stand-alone novel in years. If you love sports, if you love life, if you'd like a second life, this book - funny, touching and sometimes scary, already talked about as the greatest novel about tennis ever authored - is a pause-resisting listen. 

Called the greatest mystery writer of his generation by Ross Macdonald (Lew Archer series) and Nicholas Meyer (The Seven Percent Solution), Roger L. Simon has won or been nominated for multiple awards for his fiction by the crime writers of Great Britain and the mystery writers of America. 

As a screenwriter, he has received an Oscar nomination for his adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer's Enemies, A Love Story and written for such stars as Richard Pryor, Richard Dreyfuss, and Angelica Huston. Also a journalist and columnist, Simon has written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Real Clear Politics, among many others. He appears frequently as a commentator on talk radio and cable TV.

Praise for Roger L. Simon's work: 

"The writing, as always in Moses Wine books, is sharp, amusing, and sophisticated." (The New York Times book review)

"Simon's new novel about Moses Wine tops his prize-winning The Big Fix and The Straight Man." (Publishers Weekly)

"Simon is a brilliant, classy writer..." (Cosmopolitan)

For more on Simon, visit rogerlsimon.com. But first, order and listen to The Goat, a riveting and rollicking Faust story for our time.

©2019 Roger Simon (P)2019 Roger Simon

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  • Wayne
  • 25-11-2019

Fun, but not my usual fare!

My usual fiction fare is of the mystery/thriller genre. The GOAT is fun, different and delightful. GOAT stands for Greatest Of All Time. It is about a 20 year old tennis prodigy named Jay Reynolds who literally emerges from nowhere to become the the greatest tennis player of all time. Jay literally did not exist prior to age 20. Narration is superb. Highly recommended

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  • Terese
  • 14-11-2020

Great story.

I chose this rating cause it held my attention. Wonderful performance. As well. Well l done

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  • David
  • 26-11-2019

Great Book

A very enjoyable book. I only wish it is longer. Maybe Roger knows the old entertainment adage leave the audience wanting more.

Roger is one of my favorite political writer.

Dave

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