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g rayw ol fpre ss febr ua ry 2018 pa perbackoriginal some hell a novel patrick nathan a wrenching and layered debut novel about a gay teen’s coming-of-age in the aftermath of his father’s suicide fiction litera ry graywolf press 2/20/2018 9781555977986 $16.00 $22.99 can trade paperback 288 pages 8.3 in h 5.5 in w subrights brit trans 1st ser audio graywolf press dram red sofa literary middle school hasn’t been going well for colin his teenage sister teases him mercilessly his autistic brother lashes out at him and he has a crush on his best friend andy but after the tragic night when his father commits suicide none of that matters diane his mother seeks solace in therapy colin is awash in guilt and casts about for someone to confide in first his estranged grandfather then a predatory science teacher but nothing helps as much as the strange writing his father kept in a series of notebooks locked in his study colin looks for answers there—in fragments about disaster scenarios the violence of snow mustangs running wild in the west—but instead finds the writing infecting his worldview diane meanwhile has a miserable fling with a coworker and leans more heavily on colin for support as things go from bad to worse but spring is unfolding and a road trip to los angeles gives them a tantalizing glimpse of what the future might hold in some hell a debut novel of devastating intensity and aching pointillistic detail patrick nathan shows how unspeakable tragedy shapes a life and how imagination saves us from ourselves praise praise for some hell with a burning clarity and calm intelligence that evoke another great midwestern fatalist william maxwell patrick nathan offers a shocking tale of loss and not quite renewal haunted by suicide haunted by sex—those twin phantoms that stalk us all—some hell is startlingly propulsive utterly enveloping and a genuine revelation.”—matthew specktor author of american dream machine patrick nathan’s short fiction and essays have appeared in gulf coast boulevard the los angeles review of books and elsewhere this is his first novel he lives in minneapolis 5