Special Order - Subject to Availability Published:
Overlook Press, 4/2003
Mcelroy's first novel in 12 years explores the interaction of memory, abuse, love, and violence in a tale of a NY actress who, together with a man in the audience one night, unearth events that have brought them together and may tear them apart. Unfortunately, most people don't know who Mcelroy is, but now here's your chance, because he's coming to Skylight on June 8th. His first novel "Smuggler's Bible", released in '66, has long been included in the list of great American novels of the mid-20th century, but is most often compared to Gaddis and Lowry as another example of a great writer ignored by the public. I'm now in the middle of reading his new novel, "An Actress in the House", and I'm fast becoming convinced that he deserves the attention of a new generation of readers so please join us for this rare opportunity.