MacArthur Park (Paperback)

By Andrew Durbin

Nightboat Books, 9781937658694, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 19, 2017



After Hurricane Sandy, Nick Fowler, a writer, stranded alone in a Manhattan apartment without power, begins to contemplate disaster. Months later, at an artist residency in upstate New York, Nick finds his subject in disaster itself and the communities shaped by it, where crisis animates both hope and denial, unacknowledged pasts and potential futures. As he travels to Los Angeles and London on assignment, Nick discovers that outsiders--their lives and histories disturbed by sex, loss, and bad weather--are often better understood by what they have hidden from the world than what they have revealed.

About the Author

ANDREW DURBIN is a poet, novelist, editor, and critic based in New York. He is also the author of Mature Themes.