THE GROUNDHOG FOREVER by Henry Hoke
The Groundhog Forever, Henry Hoke's debut novel, shadows two film students in early-millennial Manhattan as they become stuck in the vicious sequel to a cherished movie. What follows is a high-concept novel of queer friendship, celebrity worship and artistic immortality. Today is the last day of the best of your life.
On sale April 27, 2021
HENRY HOKE wrote The Book of Endless Sleepovers and the story collection Genevieves, which won the Subito prose prize. Recent work appears in The Offing, Electric Literature, Hobart, Carve, and the Catapult anthology Tiny Crimes. His memoir Sticker is forthcoming from Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons. Born to Alabamians, Henry grew up in the South and earned his BFA from New York University and his MFA from California Institute of the Arts. He co-created the performance series Enter>text in Los Angeles and teaches at the University of Virginia's Young Writers Workshop. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
ONE KIND FAVOR by Kevin McIlvoy
Based loosely on a tragic real-life incident, One Kind Favor explores the consequences of the lynching of a young black man in rural North Carolina. After the lynching is discovered and subsequently covered up in the small fictional community of Cord, the ghosts who frequent the all-in-one bar and consignment shop take on the responsibility of unearthing the truth and acting as the memory for the town that longs to forget and continues to hate. The down-the-rabbit-hole satirical storytelling of One Kind Favor, Kevin McIlvoy’s sixth novel, echoes Appalachian ghost stories in which haunting presences will, at last, have their way.
On sale May 18, 2021
KEVIN McILVOY is the author of seven previous books: the five novels At the Gate of All Wonder (Tupelo), Hyssop (TriQuarterly Press), Little Peg (Atheneum / Macmillan), The Fifth Station (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill), and A Waltz (Lynx House Press); the book of short stories The Complete History of New Mexico and Other Stories (Graywolf); and the book of prose poetry 57 Octaves Below Middle C (Four Way Books). A retired Regents Professor of Creative Writing at New Mexico State University, he teaches at the Warren Wilson College MFA Program in Creative Writing. His short fiction has appeared in Harper’s, Southern Review, Ploughshares, Missouri Review, and other literary magazines. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina, and serves as fiction editor for Orison Books.