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Reviewer Terrence Rafferty praised Frank Conroy’s first book, Stop-Time (1967), as a “terrifically original contribution to the autobiography-of-a-young man genre.” His first novel, Body and Soul (1993), is an old-fashioned, often refreshingly upbeat Bildungsroman, the history of a musical prodigy’s development from humble beginnings to concert fame as a piano virtuoso.