Rick Gekoski, "A Long Island Story"

A Long Island StoryIt is 1953, a heat wave is sweeping across America and the Grossmans – Ben, Addie and their two children –are moving their lives from the political heart of Washington DC to suburban Long Island.

Benny was a successful lawyer in the Department of Justice, but all that has come tumbling down. With the McCarthy era of paranoia, persecution and propaganda at its height, his past has come back to haunt him, forcing him to pack up his family and leave the capital behind.

With their future uncertain, life in Long Island starts to open old wounds for Ben and Addie, both start to wonder if they were meant for more, whether their future might look different than they planned, and whether their marriage – their family – is worth fighting for . . . 

A Long Island Story is a portrait of a marriage in crisis, of a unique and fascinating period in US history and of a seemingly perfect family fighting their demons behind closed doors.Rick Gekoski - Writer

Rick Gekoski is a writer, rare-book dealer and academic. He has written several widely praised non-fiction books including Staying UpTolkien's GownOutside of a Dog and LostStolen or Shredded. His debut novel Darke was published in 2017 when Gekoski was 72 years old and was shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
BookHampton
41 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937
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$25.00
ISBN: 9781786893420
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Published: Canongate Books - July 3rd, 2018

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SKU: s9781786893420