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Karl Taro Greenfield


Karl Taro Greenfield

Karl Taro Greenfeld is the author of the novel TRIBURBIA and the acclaimed memoir BOY ALONE. His award-winning writing has appeared in Harper's Magazine, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Best American Short Stories 2009 and 2013 and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012. Born in Kobe, Japan, he has lived in Paris, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, and currently lives in Pacific Palisades, California, with his wife, Silka, and their daughters, Esmee and Lola.

Karl Taro Greenfield

Books by Karl Taro Greenfield

by Karl Taro Greenfield - Fiction

In a future America that feels increasingly familiar, you are your credit score. Extreme wealth inequality has created a class of have-nothings: Subprimes. Their bad credit ratings make them unemployable. Fugitives who must keep moving to avoid arrest, they wander the globally warmed American wasteland searching for day labor and a place to park their battered SUVs for the night. THE SUBPRIMES follows the fortunes of two families whose lives reflect this new dog-eat-dog, survival-of-the-financially-fittest America.

by Julius Erving and Karl Taro Greenfield - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

With his flights of improvisation around the basket and his towering afro, Julius Erving became one of the most charismatic (and revolutionary) players basketball has ever known. But while the public has long revered this cultural icon, few have ever known of the double life of Julius Erving. DR. J traces the inner lives of the nearly perfect player and the imperfect man --- and how he has come to terms with both.