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The grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien, Simon Tolkien lives in California with his two children. His first novel, Final Witness, was published in 2002 to widespread acclaim.


In the book [Malcolm Little] is an 18-year-old sandwich vendor on the Yankee Clipper train, which he was in real life, and is on his way to Harlem for the first time, and he is going to try to make his way in the big city.

- Kevin Baker
Striver's Row


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