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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kevin Guilfoile  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1968 in Teaneck, New Jersey

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Guilfoile lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Guilfoile is a best-selling author. His novels, ''Cast of Shadows'' and ''The Thousand'' are both set in Chicago and have been translated into more than 20 languages. He graduated from The University of Notre Dame in 1990. He was a founding partner of the Chicago design firm ''Coudal Partners'', and a creative director at that company for 11 years. Guilfoile's first novel Guilfoile is a contributor to ''The Morning News'', ''McSweeney's Quarterly Concern'' and ''McSweeney's Internet Tendency''. His essays have appeared in ''The New York Times Magazine'', ''The New Republic'', and ''''. His work has been included in anthologies ''Mirth of a Nation'', ''101 Damnations'', ''Chicago Noir'', and ''Chicago Blues''.


Chicago Tribune Best Book for Cast of Shadows , 2005 Kansas City Star Best Book for Cast of Shadows , 2005 Best Debut Novel for Love is Murder , 2005

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Cast of shadows
ISBN: 9781415952603. OCLC Number: 216875620

Books on Tape,. .

A bereaved doctor undertakes a diabolical experiment in a shattering philosophical thriller that anticipates the moral, social, and metaphysical dilemmas science is poised to confront. Davis Moore is a fertility doctor in Chicago specializing in reproductive cloning, a controversial and closely regulated new practice, when his seventeen-year-old daughter is brutally raped and murdered. The case is investigated but never solved. Months later, Moore retrieves her belongings from the police, and finds among them a vial containing the killer's DNA. Tormented by grief, Moore entertains a monstrous thought: the possibility of cloning not his daughter but the man who killed her. How far would you go to look into the face of your daughter's murderer? Justin Finn, at three, looks like any other child. Bright, joyful, sweet; an innocent toddler to his unsuspecting parents and to all who know him. But his face, one day, will be the exact match of the cold-blooded killer of whom he is a perfect genetic replica. Can a three-year-old have a past? Where does evil come from? What happens to the soul when we die? What are you duplicating when you duplicate a human life?

Cast of shadows /
ISBN: 1400078261. OCLC Number: 56012602

Knopf,. .

When his daughter is brutally raped and murdered, Davis Moore, a Chicago fertility doctor specializing in reproductive cloning, comes up with a horrifying idea--to clone the murderer who killed his daughter from a vial of the killer's DNA.

Modern humorist presents My first presidentiary :
ISBN: 0609808184. OCLC Number: 46640753

Three Rivers Press,. .

The Thousand /
ISBN: 1400043093. OCLC Number: 489007995

Alfred A. Knopf,. .

In an ambitious novel fusing historical fact with contemporary suspense, a gifted young woman races to find her father's killer and to free herself from the crossfire of a centuries-old civil war in which she has unknowingly become ensnared.--From publisher description.

The Thousand.
ISBN: 9780141021911. OCLC Number: 752300348

Penguin Books Australia. .

ISBN: 9780141021928. OCLC Number: 65764231

Michael Joseph,. .