Book Launch: Last Resort by Andrew Lipstein, in conversation with Beth Morgan

 
January 18th
7pm

 
McNally Jackson Seaport
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In his blazing debut novel Last Resort, Andrew Lipstein blurs the lines of fact and fiction with a thrilling story of fame, fortune, and impossible choices.

Caleb Horowitz is twenty-seven, and his wildest dreams are about to come true. His manuscript has caught the attention of the literary agent, who offers him fame, fortune, and a taste of the literary life. He can’t wait for his book to be shopped around to every editor in New York, except one: Avi Dietsch, a college rival and the novel’s “inspiration.” When Avi gets his hands on it, he sees nothing but theft—and opportunity. Caleb is forced to make a Faustian bargain, one that tests his theories of success, ambition, and the limits of art.

Last Resort is the razor-edged account of a young man's headlong journey into authenticity. As Caleb fights to right his mistakes and reclaim his name, he must burn every bridge, confront his own desire, and finally see his work from the perspective of those locked inside.

We ask that all guests show proof of vaccination and wear masks on the night. 


Andrew Lipstein lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Mette, and son, August. Last Resort is his debut novel.
 

Beth Morgan is the author of A Touch of Jen. Her fiction has been published in The Baffler, The Iowa Review and The Kenyon Review Online. You can follow her on Instagram at @gentle_herbal_laxative

 

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