Love Among the Cannibals

Finalist, National Book Awards 1958 for Fiction

cover of Love Among the Cannibals by Wright Morris
ISBN 9780803258426
University of Nebraska Press | Harcourt, Brace
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Speaking of this 1957 novel, the author has said it ended his obsession with the reconstruction of the immediate past and moved him into the contemporary scene. The narrator, Earl Horter, is a lyric writer who is in Hollywood with Mac, his partner, to write a musical. With two girls they have picked up and gone to Acapulco.