Fiction. LGBTQIA Studies. Art. Andrew Durbin's debut novel asks what it means to belong to a place, an idea, and a time, even as those things begin to slip away. After Hurricane Sandy, Nick Fowler, a writer, stranded alone in a Manhattan apartment without power, begins to contemplate disaster. Months later, at an artist residency in upstate New York, Nick finds his subject in disaster itself and the communities shaped by it, where crisis animates both hope and denial, unacknowledged pasts and potential futures. As he travels to Los Angeles and London on assignment, Nick discovers that outsiders—their lives and histories disturbed by sex, loss, and bad weather—are often better understood by what they have hidden from the world than what they have revealed.
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Andrew Durbin is the author of several chapbooks, including Reveler and Believers. His work has appeared in BOMB, The Boston Review, FENCE, Mousse, Triple Canopy, and elsewhere. He co-edits Wonder and lives in New York. He is the author of MATURE THEMES (Nightboat Books, 2014) and MACARTHUR PARK (Nightboat Books, 2017).Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA