Brian McGreevy is alarmingly talented at embodying the mind of every beautifully broken millennial who has found―and squandered―love. Painfully real and weirdly elating.
— Maureen O'Connor, New York Magazine's "Sex Lives" Columnist
In this elegant but pocketable edition, passionate bibliophile Michael Ross has curated 106 favorite literary quotes from the collection of over 1500 well-read books on his shelves—but this isn't your typical rehashing of Bartlett's quotations. Michael Ross brings together men, women, love, sex, money, and death from such a new perspective even the authors themselves will probably find this book useful and insightful. 

The Lights

by Brian Mcgreevy

"I was taken most seriously when listening to men listen to themselves.”

When Leda Galvan, a gifted writer who can also occasionally be given to self-destruction, gets in to the school of her dreams and sets out to make a new life in Austin, she soon discovers that the heaviest baggage cannot always be left behind.

Funny, smart, and self-aware, The Lights is also a philosophical inquiry into the nature of how we connect in our most intimate bonds, sure to please fans of both Emma Straub and Eric Rohmer. As Leda and the men in her orbit grapple with sex, betrayal, honesty, and each other, their own closely-held ideas of who they are in matters of love and art give way to transformative decisions and the revelation of what comes next.

 

 

Rare Bird Books
Paperback, April 11 2017: ISBN: 978-1-945572-12-8
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In the pressurized, airlocked intensity of this post-graduate romance, falling in love is hard. Making it work is harder. And when two blisteringly ambitious, profanely intellectual lovers collide, as they do in this scabrous, romantic novel, lasting love may be impossible. But it’s sure to be a hell of a wild ride, and this novel is a hell of a wild read.
— Logan Hill, Cosmopolitan's "Ask Logan"
With The Lights, Brian McGreevy has perfectly captured the minutia and absurdity of life in academia. Set within the confines of a prestigious writing program in Texas, McGreevy captures how young artists can behave like caged animals within a tight system of order. His characters spit childish banter disguised as high-register discourse designed to assert their dominance over their classmates, yet it soon becomes an all-too-relatable flirtatious, sexual language. Above all, The Lights is a funny and honest look at how we negotiate our own morality on a sliding scale.
— Kristen Radtke, author of Imagine Wanting Only This

Brian McGreevy is an author and screenwriter whose debut novel, Hemlock Grove, was adapted into the Netflix series of the same name. He is cocreator of the AMC series, The Son. He holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Texas, where he was a James Michener Fellow. The Lights is his second novel.

 

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