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Title: “On the Beach”
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Published in: The Informers
Date of Publication: 1994
Genre: Short story
Bret Easton Ellis (b. 1964) is an American writer of screenplays, novels, and short stories. Most of his works are characterized by black humor and satire. His first novel, Less Than Zero, was a bestseller but he gained most notoriety with the novel American Psycho, which was adapted into a film.
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