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Tony Vigorito is an American author.His published books include Just a Couple of Days , Nine Kinds of Naked , and Love and Other Pranks .
Just a Couple of Days is the debut novel by author Tony Vigorito. Initially published by a small press in 2001, it has since achieved significant underground success and won Independent Publisher's Best Visionary Fiction Award. It was re-released by Harcourt / Harvest Books in April 2007, and has since been translated into seven languages. Satirical and philosophical in tone, its tag line is "You are invited to the party at the end of time."
Nine Kinds of Naked is Tony Vigorito's second novel. Published in 2008 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the major themes of the book revolve around the Jungian concept of synchronicity, chaos theory, and the Butterfly Effect. Tornadoes and hurricanes, representative of chaos, propel the storyline across its twelve centuries.
Mariner Books, a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, was established in 1997 as a publisher of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry in paperback. Mariner is also the publisher of the Harvest imprint backlist, formerly published by Harcourt Brace/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
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