Today I’m going to revisit the earlier questions in my If I Never competition and give you the final two questions. Once you have your answers email them to me by clicking here and, once I’ve sorted them, I’ll send those with the correct answers over to my publisher who will then randomly draw the winner out of a hat — or something suitably hat-like. Competition closing date is Friday the 11th of September. Good luck!
1) Which (living and working) American author frequently uses the following motifs in many of his novels: prostitutes, bears and absent parents?
2) Which Joseph Heller novel features the travails of the first-ever Jewish Secretary of State?
3) Which 1962 novel, set in an asylum, explores the possibilities and effects of subtly coercive discipline and the emasculation of men in society?
4) “I was looking for a quiet place to die. Someone recommended Brooklyn, and so the next morning I travelled down there from Westchester to scope out the terrain.” The opening sentence of which 2005 postmodernist novel?
5) A black, chemical cloud and a professor in Hitler’s Studies. Which National Book Award (US) winning novel and author?
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