All Around They're Taking Down the Lights
by Adam Berlin
Tartt First Fiction Award Winner!
Coming July 2024!

ISBN 978-1-60489-379-3, Trade Paper, $19.95






All Around They’re Taking Down the Lights is about men and sometimes movies and the underside of trying to live up to male tropes. The men in these stories hurt and get hurt. They push too hard and not enough. They disappoint others and themselves. Their movie-moves damage. And their small successes, sometimes empty, sometimes meaningful, happen in places away from spotlights, far from Hollywood.


About the Author:

Adam Berlin has written four novels: Headlock (Algonquin Books), Belmondo Style (St. Martin’s/The Publishing Triangle’s Ferro-Grumley Award), The Number of Missing (Spuyten Duyvil),and Both Members of the Club (Texas Review Press/Clay Reynolds Prize). He teaches writing at John Jay College in NYC and co-edits the litmag J Journal.







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