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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Chandler Klang Smith  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Smith is a Springfield native.

Biographical and Professional Information

Chandler Klang Smith graduated earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia University in 2007. She was the ghostwriter of two young adult novels for Alloy Entertainment Group and a reader for the Paris Review. Smith currently resides in New York.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Goldenland past dark /
ISBN: 192746935X. OCLC Number: 815381112

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"A hostile stranger is hunting Dr. Show's ramshackle travelling circus across 1960s America. His target: the ringmaster himself. Struggling to elude the menace, Dr. Show scraps his ambitious itinerary, ticket sales plummet, and nothing but disaster looms. The troupe's unravelling hopes fall on their latest and most promising recruit, Webern Bell, a sixteen-year-old stunted hunchback devoted obsessively to perfecting the surreal clown performances that come to him in his dreams. But as they travel through a landscape of abandoned amusement parks and rural ghost towns, Webern's bizarre past starts to pursue him, as well."