Fiction. LGBTQIA Studies. THE GROUNDHOG FOREVER, Henry Hoke's debut novel, shadows two film students in early-millennial Manhattan as they become stuck in the vicious sequel to a cherished movie. What follows is a high-concept novel of queer friendship, celebrity worship, and artistic immortality. Today is the last day of the best of your life. Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light, says of THE GROUNDHOG FOREVER, "In playful, exhilarating prose, Hoke pushes sentential limits, wryly examining the way art marks the world (and the many ways in which it fails to do so.)" Speed Levitch, author of Speedology says, "A gorgeous love letter to reality's unfolding, this beautifully written, magically real adventure paints a lucid, abstract-expressionistic kind-of-a-sensation of being limitless even while standing under the fluorescent lights of the institution."
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Henry Hoke wrote THE GROUNDHOG FOREVER (WTAW Press, 2021), The Book of Endless Sleepovers and the story collection GENEVIEVES (Sublito Press, 2017), which won the Subito Press book prize. His work appears in The Offing, Electric Literature, Hobart, Carve and the Catapult anthology Tiny Crimes. He co-created and directs Enter>text: a living literary journal. Sticker, a memoir, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury's Object Lessons. Born to Alabamians, Henry grew up in Virginia and earned his BFA from New York University. He holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, where he taught creative writing from 2014-2019. He has curated events at the &Now Festival, Machine Project, the Neutra VDL House and the Poetic Research Bureau. His play At Sundown premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and his short film Taking Shape screened on HBO. He teaches Scriptwriting at the UVA Young Writers Workshop.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA