"John Brandon is a great young writer who can — and probably will — do just about anything." San Francisco Chronicle
Upon the release of John Brandon's last novel, Citrus County, the New York Times declared that he "joins the ranks of writers like Denis Johnson, Joy Williams, Mary Robison and Tom Drury." Now, with A Million Heavens, Brandon brings his deadpan humor and hard-won empathy to a new realm of gritty surrealism—a surprising and exciting turn from one of the best young novelists of our time.
John Brandon was raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida. His favorite recreational activity is watching college football. He is the author of the previous novels, Citrus County and Arkansas.
“Gina Apostol’s novel is just what literature needed. Fresh, funny, irreverent, it won me over immediately.” Gary Shtenygart, author of Super sad true love story
“There is Didion in the female protagonist with the fractured consciousness and there is Naipaul in the sharp portrait of a third world where revolution battles privilege, but Apostol performs her own unique alchemy: she fuses poetic language with a thriller story to create a mesmerizing slow-burn of a book.” Han Ong, author of The Disinherited
Gina Apostol won the Philippine National Book Award for her first two novels Bibliolepsy and The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata. Her stories have appeared in the Massachusetts Review, the Gettysburg Review, Thirdest World, Charlie Chan is Dead, Vol 2 (An Anthology of Contemporary Asian-American Fiction) and other anthologies and journals. She lives in western Massachusetts.
She will be introduced by Pagan Kennedy.
Pagan Kennedy is the author of 10 books in a variety of genres, including The Exes, The first man-made man, Spinsters, Stripping, and Confessions of a memory eater, which was featured in Entertainment Weekly as an "EW pick." She is a regular contributor to the Boston Globe, and has published articles in The New York Times. She also has been the recipient of a Barnes and Noble Discover Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and a Smithsonian Fellowship for science writing. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
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