Celebrating the launch of her newest novel, Abroad, Litquake’s Epicenter is excited to present Katie Crouch in conversation with Glen David Gold (Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside). Book sales and signing to follow.
Inspired by real events, Crouch’s Abroad is a beautiful and chilling narrative about the perils of youth, secrecy, and love. Taz, a British college student, is looking forward to her year abroad in Italy. Upon her arrival, Taz befriends a group of reckless young women who shift her in ways she never expected. Soon Taz’s American roommate Claire grows concerned, especially when Taz and Claire fall in love with the same man, leading to an explosive climax.
Katie Crouch is the New York Times bestselling author of Girls in Trucks and Men and Dogs, as well as the young adult novels The Magnolia League and The White Glove War. She contributes to The Guardian, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Slate, the Rumpus, The San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, and Glamour. A MacDowell Fellow and alumnae of the Columbia MFA program, Crouch lives in Bolinas, California.
Glen David Gold is the author of the novels Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside. His essays, memoirs and short fiction have appeared in McSweeney’s, The New York Times Magazine, and London’s Independent.
Not since Donna Tartt's "The Secret History" has a novel this intoxicating captured the headiness and dark temptations of university life. The old Etruscan city of Grifonia swarms with year-abroad students--thousands of them from all over. Ostensibly, they've come to study.