By Alex Gilvarry
An formidable new novel set within the literary global of Seventies long island, following a washed-up author in an errant quest to select up the items of his life.
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The yr is 1973, and Alan Eastman, a public highbrow, unintended cultural critic, washed-up conflict journalist, husband, and philanderer; unearths himself on my own at the ground of his research in an existential quandary. His spouse has taken their young ones and left him to stay along with her mom in New Jersey, and his most sensible paintings feels as if it really is years at the back of him. within the depths of melancholy, he gets an unforeseen and unwelcome mobile name from his outdated rival relationship again to his days at the Harvard literary magazine, supplying him the opportunity to visit Vietnam to write down the definitive account of the top of America's longest struggle. Seeing his chance to regain his wife’s love and admiration whereas reclaiming his former literary glory, he units out for Vietnam. yet rather than the go back to shape as a pioneering conflict correspondent that he had was hoping for, he reveals himself in Saigon, grappling with an analogous difficulties he proposal he'd left again in New York.
Following his commonly acclaimed debut, From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant, Alex Gilvarry employs an identical considerate, but darkish humorousness in Eastman used to be Here to seize one irredeemable man's look for that means within the face of advancing age, fading love, and a rapidly-changing world.
"With his moment booklet, Gilvarry establishes himself as a author who defies expectation, conference and categorization. Eastman was once Here is a gloomy, riotously humorous and audacious exploration of the sacred and the profane—and pretty well every thing in between." —Téa Obreht, New York Times bestselling writer of The Tiger's Wife
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