Alexander Maksik

We are excited to host author Alexander Maksik on Thursday, May 26th at 6:00pm for a conversation with Ben Fountain on his new release, LONG CORNER. Shop the title below and get yours signed at the event! 


ABOUT THE BOOK

A bold novel about ambition, grief, creativity, beauty, and existential emptiness that retraces the arc of American life and culture in the first decades of the 21st century.

It is early 2017 in New York City, Donald Trump is President, and Solomon Fields, a young Jewish journalist-turned-advertising hack, finds himself disillusioned by the hollowness and conformity of American life and language. Once brimming with dreams and ideals instilled in him by his eternally bohemian grandmother, a survivor of the Holocaust who has dedicated her life to passion and pleasure, Sol now finds the senseless jargon he produces at work seeping into all aspects of the world around him--and most disturbingly, into the art that his beloved grandmother taught him to revere.

A personal tragedy drives Sol to leave New York and accept an invitation to The Coded Garden, an artists' colony on a tropical island, whose mysterious patron, Sebastian Light, seems to offer the very escape Sol desperately needs. But the longer he remains in the Garden, the more Light comes to resemble Trump himself, and the games he plays with Sol become more dangerous. Slowly lines begin to blur--between reality and performance, sincerity and manipulation, art and life, beauty and emptiness--until Sol finds that he must question everything: his past, his convictions, and his very sanity.

"Alexander Maksik is a sorcerer of the first order."--Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies

Thursday, May 26th, 6:00PM
Event address: 
5600 W. Lovers Ln
# 142
Dallas, TX 75209

            

The Long Corner

By Alexander Maksik

The Long Corner By Alexander Maksik Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781609457518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Europa Editions - May 17th, 2022

The Long Corner By Alexander Maksik Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781609457518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Europa Editions - May 17th, 2022

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LONG CORNER on Thursday, 5/26 at 6:00pm with author Alexander Maksik! In-Store Conversation with Ben Fountain