The Last Bookstore is excited to host Rare Bird Lit as they present Maxwell Neely-Cohen and his new book, Echo of the Boom.
Echo of the Boom is a novel centered around the current generation of American teenagers, a group coming of age in a networked world highly conscious of violence and the apocalyptic. While the narrative spans the globe and jumps in time, much of the action orbits a near-past and present Washington, D.C., as each of the four main characters wrestle with their notions of fear, power, mysticism, and the future.
“A brilliant dissection of American youth culture, Echo of the Boom tears apart the stereotypical depictions of young people and instead offers a searing, poign- ant, and achingly real alternative. Do not mistake it for fantasy, the result is a disturbing yet accurate description of how many young people navigate the world today.” —Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes
Twenty-seven-year-old Maxwell Neely-Cohen was born and raised in Washington D.C. In his young life he has already been a skateboarder, DJ, military theorist, college tennis player, YA novel editor, and independent video game producer. He lives in New York.