OHIO: A NOVEL (SimonandSchuster) is the debut of a major talent, Stephen Markley. OHIO is a lyrical and emotional novel set in a small town in northeastern Ohio—a region ravaged by the Great Recession, an opioid crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—depicting one feverish, fateful summer night in 2013 when four former classmates converge on their hometown, each with a mission, all haunted by the ghosts of their shared histories.
Since the turn of the century, a generation has come of age knowing only war, recession, political gridlock, racial hostility, and a simmering fear of environmental calamity. In the country’s forgotten pockets, where industry long ago fled, where foreclosures, Walmarts, and opiates riddle the land, death rates for rural whites have skyrocketed, fueled by suicide, addiction and a rampant sense of marginalization and disillusionment.
This is the world the characters in Stephen Markley’s brilliant debut novel, OHIO, inherit. This is New Canaan.
While reading Markley’s new novel, you realize you’re reading the next, “great American Novel.” The characters and landscape are so rich and layered. Set aside some time so you can soak up this epic new novel. I suggest a nice Merlot to compliment your read.
(Thank you Simon and Schuster for providing the summary)
Stephen Markley is the author of Ohio: a Novel, which is published by Simon & Schuster. He’s also the author of Publish This Book and Tales of Iceland. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and his essays and short fiction can be found scattered across the internet. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
Thanks to BookExpo and Simon and Schuster, we have two copies to giveaway. Just tell us the last “great American novel” you’ve read.
We’ll announce winner soon. Good luck!
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