A sequel to Catcher in the Rye?

...not quite.

Apparently, some dude who calls himself John David California has written an unauthorized sequel to J. D. Salinger's classic novel, and the reclusive author (who hasn't given an interview in nearly 30 years) has gone to court to try to block its publication.

The book is called 60 Years Later: Coming Through The Rye, is dedicated to Salinger, and features "Mr. C", a character that appears to be a Holden Caulfield, now a 76-year-old escapee from a nursing home. It is already available in the U.K., and, should Mr. Salinger's legal efforts fail, will be published in the U.S. in September.
Posted by: Julianka


11 Jun, 2009 02:25 AM @ version 0

Wouldn't this fall into the same kind of literature as all the Jane Austen rip-offs/continuations/whatever, or is 'Catcher in the Rye' still a protected literary property?

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