Mark your calendars for this one!
Longtime GAB favorite Tom Drury will be reading from his latest novel, Pacific, in the Granny Smith Room on Tuesday, May 21 at 7pm. Drury, whose previous work includes The End of Vandalism and The Driftless Area, has long held a special place in our collective hearts, so we're very excited to have him visit the store.
Drury's work has been compared to that of Sherwood Anderson and Raymond Carver, and Pacific has already earned high praise from Bookforum, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist. Yiyun Li says that "Reading Pacific makes me once again fall in love with Drury's words, and his perception of a world that is full of dangers and passions and mysteries and graces."
In a triumphant return to the characters that launched his career two decades ago, Tom Drury travels back to Grouse County, the setting of his landmark debut, The End of Vandalism. Drury’s depictions of the stark beauty of the Midwest and the futility of American wanderlust have earned him comparisons to Raymond Carver, Sherwood Anderson, and Paul Auster.
Ten years ago, Tom Drury's groundbreaking debut, The End of Vandalism, was serialized in The New Yorker, was compared to the work of Sherwood Anderson and William Faulkner by USA Today, and was named a Best Book of the Year in multiple publications. Now, appearing simultaneously with his first new novel in six years, Drury's debut is back in print.