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Extremely important, pressing, and timely to American current events and politics, The Book of Otto and Liam dissects the traumas experienced by families of school shootings; further, the novel peers into the lesser discussed but deeply troubling culture of conspiracy theorists who believe school shootings to be hoaxes, and it engages with real figures like Alex Jones. While exposing the deeply troubling reality of school shootings, the novel also offers a compassionate look at the families whose lives are turned upside down by these tragedies. In terms of marketing, Nicole Aragi is Paul’s agent, and her name certainly carries weight. Paul is also good friends with George Saunders, who has already blurbed the book, and Saunders is friends with Stephen Colbert (to whom we’ll definitely be pushing this book). As a novel based on timely and charged current events, we expect this to have wider commercial appeal than some of our other titles. On the book’s inspiration, Paul writes: “This novel was inspired by sitting by my daughter's beside in a neuro-ICU for many weeks after she survived a horrific car crash. Quite a few of the hospital scenes were inspired, partially or wholly, by moments in the different hospitals she was in during her care and recovery.”

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781946448774
Publisher: Sarabande Books
Publication Date: April 12th, 2021