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New York in the 90s: Joanna (Margaret Qualley) gets hired as an assistant to Margaret (Sigourney Weaver), the stoic and old-fashioned literary agent of J. D. Salinger. Joanna's main task is processing Salinger's voluminous fan mail, but as she reads the heart-wrenching letters, she impulsively begins personalizing the responses. The results are both humorous and moving, as Joanna, while using the great writer's voice, begins to discover her own. Based...
Jamie Schwartz is not the most popular kid at his all-boys boarding school. Disconnected from fellow students and teachers, he believes he is destined to play Holden Caulfield, the main character from The Catcher in the Rye, and has adapted the book as play. After a series of altercations with the boys at school, Jamie runs away to search for J.D. Salinger. On his way he picks up Deedee Gorlin, a quirky townie. Their odyssey to find Salinger becomes...
Bellevue Literary Press
"J.D. Salinger, the mysterious author of The Catcher in the Rye, is remembered today as a litigious misanthrope who disowned his daughter. Jerome Charyn's Sergeant Salinger is a young WWII draftee assigned to the Counter Intelligence Corps, a band of secret soldiers who trained with the British. A rifleman and an interrogator, he witnessed all the horrors of the war-from the landing on D-Day to the relentless hand-to-hand combat in the hedgerows of...
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