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By Alex Gilvarry

"Absorbing...Eastman is a riveting…presence who calls for to be enjoyed and remembered." –The Boston Globe

An formidable new novel set within the literary international of Nineteen Seventies long island, following a washed-up author in an errant quest to choose up the items of his life. 

One of The thousands’ such a lot expected Books of the second one half 2017 and BuzzFeed's Exciting New Books you must learn This Summer

The 12 months is 1973, and Alan Eastman, a public highbrow, unintended cultural critic, washed-up warfare journalist, husband, and philanderer; unearths himself by myself at the flooring of his examine in an existential predicament. His spouse has taken their little ones and left him to stay along with her mom in New Jersey, and his top paintings feels as if it truly is years at the back of him. within the depths of melancholy, he gets an unforeseen and unwelcome cellphone name from his previous rival courting again to his days at the Harvard literary magazine, providing him the opportunity to visit Vietnam to put in writing the definitive account of the top of America's longest warfare. 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 battle correspondent that he had was hoping for, he unearths himself in Saigon, grappling with an identical 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 was once Here to trap 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 used to be 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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