From the award-winning author of Bubblegum and The Instructions, a daring new novel about the absurdity, the humor, and the tragedy of survivorship. “Adam Levin is one of our wildest writers and our funniest.” – George Saunders, bestselling, award-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo. A one-in-ten-billion natural disaster devastates Chicago. A Jewish comedian, his most devoted fan, and the city’s mayor must struggle to move forward while the world — quite literally — caves beneath their feet. With this polyphonic tale of Chicago-style politics and political correctness, stand-up comedy and Jewish identity, celebrity, drugs, and animal psychology, Levin has constructed a monument to laughter, love, art, and resilience in an age of spectacular loss.
Publisher: Doubleday (August 9, 2022); Pages: 581 pages; ISBN-10: 0385548249; ISBN-13: 978-0385548243; ASIN: B09LH7YG26
Author’s biography: ADAM LEVIN is the author of Bubblegum, The Instructions, and Hot Pink. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, and Playboy. He has been a New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award winner, a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, and a National Jewish Book Award finalist. A longtime Chicagoan, Levin currently lives in Gainesville, Florida.