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MacArthur Park
Andrew Durbin

2017 • 304 pp. 5 1/4 x 8 1/4"
Fiction & Literature

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-937658-69-4
$9.99 Ebook, 978-1-937658-70-0

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Andrew Durbin’s debut novel asks what it means to belong to a place, an idea, and a time, even as those things begin to slip away

After Hurricane Sandy, Nick Fowler, a writer, stranded alone in a Manhattan apartment without power, begins to contemplate disaster. Months later, at an artist residency in upstate New York, Nick finds his subject in disaster itself and the communities shaped by it, where crisis animates both hope and denial, unacknowledged pasts and potential futures. As he travels to Los Angeles and London on assignment, Nick discovers that outsiders—their lives and histories disturbed by sex, loss, and bad weather—are often better understood by what they have hidden from the world than what they have revealed.

Reviews / Endorsements

“Andrew Durbin gives us all the information we will need to make it in the precarious margins of the art world: parables of love and drugs, evidence of the impending apocalypse, and play-by-plays of the cocktail and conference banter of the powerful. MacArthur Park is a mirror; it shines—knowingly, darkly—with the indelible indecisions of the early twenty-first century.”—Lucy Ives

“Durbin’s incisive and often brilliant book offers pitch-perfect feedback of a culture where to go deep is to resend an unanswered text at 3 a.m.” —Chris Kraus on Mature Themes

ANDREW DURBIN is a poet, novelist, editor, and critic based in New York. He is also the author of Mature Themes.

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