Sunday, February 25, 2018

What is Brendan Duffy reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Brendan Duffy, author of The Storm King.

His entry begins:
I’ve just finished reading Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. A longtime fan of Saunders’ extraordinary short stories, I was really interested in how he’d approach a long form project, and the answer is—uniquely! By turns hilarious, inspirational, and deeply moving, this novel deserves all of its accolades. After reading Saunders, I always find myself in awe of his inventiveness and his talent in balancing humor and...[read on]
About The Storm King, from the publisher:
Burying the past only gives it strength—and fury.

Nate McHale has assembled the kind of life most people would envy. After a tumultuous youth marked by his inexplicable survival of a devastating tragedy, Nate left his Adirondack hometown of Greystone Lake and never looked back. Fourteen years later, he’s become a respected New York City surgeon, devoted husband, and loving father.

Then a body is discovered deep in the forests that surround Greystone Lake.

This disturbing news finally draws Nate home. While navigating a tense landscape of secrets and suspicion, resentments and guilt, Nate reconnects with estranged friends and old enemies, and encounters strangers who seem to know impossible things about him. Haunting every moment is the Lake’s sinister history and the memory of wild, beautiful Lucy Bennett, with whom Nate is forever linked by shattering loss and youthful passion.

As a massive hurricane bears down on the Northeast, the air becomes electric, the clouds grow dark, and escalating acts of violence echo events from Nate’s own past. Without a doubt, a reckoning is coming—one that will lay bare the lies that lifelong friends have told themselves and unleash a vengeance that may consume them all.
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