Writer Leslie Epstein

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His father and uncle were the scriptwriting team responsible for Arsenic and Old Lace, Casablanca, and many other Hollywood classics. Epstein grew up in a glamorous and troubled household. His new book, San Remo Drive, is described as a novel from memory, and is based on his own childhood. Epstein directs the creative writing program at Boston University, and is the author of eight other novels, including King of the Jews and Pandaemonium.



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