There’s a lovely review of Overthrow in the September issue of Bookforum, which places the novel in the literary tradition and sees in it allegories of queer reading.
Over the weekend, I spoke with Amy Guth of Chicago’s WGN Radio about my recent article in the New Yorker on the history of unions and also, a little, about Overthrow (the segment with me starts at about 6:14).
If you’re in New York, please come to the reading at the Strand on Thursday, September 5, at 7:30pm! Admission is with purchase of the novel or of a $15 gift card.
I’m happy about two new reviews of Overthrow. On the New Yorker website, Garth Greenwell focuses on the novel’s style, which he sees as the book’s most crucial protagonist.
And at NPR, Annalisa Quinn focuses on the novel’s metaphoric treatments of technological surveillance.
Meanwhile, the website of Powell’s bookstore in Portland has published a self Q&A that I wrote for them, including the disclosure that I collect whaling stereoviews and a drawing that I made of my writing desk.
My novel Overthrow is on sale as of today! If you’re in New York, San Francisco, or Los Angeles, please come help launch the book at one of the bookstores below!
Two new interviews! In both of which my dumbphone has a cameo.
Christopher Bollen wrote up our conversation, which is published in Interview magazine, complete with a Warholesque photo illustration: Has Caleb Crain Written the First Occupy Wall Street Novel?”
And Gil Roth edited the audio of our conversation into episode 334 of his Virtual Memories Show podcast.
I had great fun talking to both!