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Our next event -
Thursday, July 6 at 7pm
Patrick Dacey presents The Outer Cape
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, July 6 at 7pm - Patrick Dacey presents "The Outer Cape"

Patrick Dacey photo credit Amanda DoylePlease join us on Thursday, July 6 at 7pm, when Patrick Dacey presents his new novel, The Outer Cape.

There will be an opportunity for conversation with the author and a book-signing after the presentation.

The Outer Cape Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781627794671
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Henry Holt & Company - June 27th, 2017

A piercing and compassionate debut novel about the twisting ways in which the young atone for the sins of the old in small town America

Robert Kelly and his wife Irene were a golden couple of the late 70s she an artist, he a businessman, each possessed by a dynamism that seemed to promise them a place in a new and vibrant age. But with two young boys to care for, Irene finds herself confined by the very things she d dreamed of having, and her painting ambitions atrophy as she struggles to invest meaning into her role as wife and mother. And Robert, pressured by Irene's demands and haunted by the failure he sees looming, risks the family name and business to pursue a can't-miss real estate scheme.

In The Outer Cape we revisit the fictional town of Wequaquet, the setting of his short fiction collection, and see Patrick Dacey's talent stretch and soar. He delivers a story of four people grappling with the ghost of infinite possibility, a book in which chasing the American dream and struggling to survive are one and the same.


We've Already Gone This Far: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781627794657
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt & Company - February 16th, 2016

A heartfelt, vital collection; an exciting new talent already hailed as one of George Saunders' "favorite young American writers"

In Patrick Dacey's stunning short fiction collection, we meet longtime neighbors and friends - citizens of working-class Wequaquet - right when the ground beneath their feet has shifted in ways they don't yet understand. Here, after more than a decade of boom and bust, love and pride are closely twinned and dangerously deployed: a lonely woman attacks a memorial to a neighbor's veteran son; a dissatisfied housewife goes overboard with cosmetic surgery on national television; a young father walks away from one of the few jobs left in town, a soldier writes home to a mother who is becoming increasingly unhinged. We've Already Gone This Far takes us to a town like many towns in America, a place where people are searching for what is now an almost out-of-reach version of the American Dream

Story by story, Dacey draws us into the secret lives of recognizable strangers and reminds us that life's strange intensity and occasional magic is all around us, especially in the everyday. With a skewering insight and real warmth of spirit, Dacey delivers that rare and wonderful thing in American fiction: a deeply-felt, deeply-imagined book about where we've been and how far we have to go.


We've Already Gone This Far: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250118028
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Picador USA - June 27th, 2017

Patrick Dacey's short fiction collection will be published in paperback on June 27, 2017. It is available for pre-order.

(hardcover edition is available now, see above)


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