Men and Apparitions showcases Lynne Tillman not only as a brilliantly original novelist but also as one of our most prominent thinkers on culture and visual art today; she deserves a place in the literary canon alongside her oft-touted male compatriots like DeLillo, David Foster Wallace
A quintessential "Soft Skull book," Men and Apparitions teems with word play and critical theory, dark humor and philosophical questions, popular culture and unforgettable one-liners.
A cult figure at the intersection of literature and art, Lynne Tillman will speak to her devoted audience with Men and Apparitions
Lynne Tillman is twice a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist (Criticism and Fiction) and has been featured in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, BOMB Magazine, and more
Early ARCs available August 2017, and author to appear at ABA Winter Institute 2018 in Memphis, TN
Background anecdote: It was Colm Toibin's idea that Lynne use Clover Hooper Adams in a novel
Bookseller Praise for Men and Apparitions
"Men and Apparitions is about photography, 'New Men,' ethnography, family history, interpreting images, growing up, falling apart, and just about everything else in its own wonky way, featuring Clover Adams, a praying mantis named Mr. Petey, and a kindly elderly painter in Amsterdam, but ultimately it a brilliant novel about a funny, charming, intelligent, sensitive man trying to understand what it means to be alive. A new classic in the 'figuring shit out' genre." —Josh Cook, Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA)