Harvard Book Store welcomes ALEX GILVARRY, the Hornblower Award–winning author of From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant, for a discussion of Eastman Was Here—a novel set in the literary world of 1970’s New York, following a washed-up writer in an errant quest to pick up the pieces of his life.
The year is 1973, and Alan Eastman, a public intellectual, accidental cultural critic, washed-up war journalist, husband, and philanderer; finds himself alone on the floor of his study in an existential crisis. His wife has taken their kids and left him to live with her mother in New Jersey, and his best work feels as though it is years behind him. In the depths of despair, he receives an unexpected and unwelcome phone call from his old rival dating back to his days on the Harvard literary journal, offering him the chance to go to Vietnam to write the definitive account of the end of America’s longest war.
This event is not ticketed.
The book will be on sale at the event for 20% off.