Heralded by Publisher's Weekly as ""a writer to watch"" with a ""magnificent sense of character and ear for dialogue"", Todd London returns with If You See Him, Let Me Know, a stunning novel set at the crossroads of two generations--one marked by what it witnessed, the other by what it missed. It's August 1974, the eve of Nixon's resignation. Jerry Rosen is facing prison for a messy, white-collar crime. Before sentencing, he has to tell his son Philip, a teenager at a theatre camp in the Midwest. To the suburban kids at Friedkin camp, history is a game of dress-up. Tragic world events get retold as stage musicals--World War II as South Pacific, the Holocaust as Fiddler on the Roof. Anne Frank is a role to play--Philip's friend Kathy Klein plays it to the hilt. For Jerry, who served as an army medic in Germany, and for the camp's compassionate matriarch Lila Sahlins, the past can't be sung away. Jerry's confession unearths secrets that will change the course of Philip's life and trigger a pair of haunting disappearances. ""This is a killer coming-of-age story: gripping and compassionate. I haven't stopped thinking about it."" - Lisa Kron, Fun Home, the musical ""...An engrossing journey, culminating in a denouement that is surprising, gratifying, and eminently moving."" - Kia Corthron, The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter ""Todd London is a master conjurer of the lost--of lost youth, lost promise, lost Chicago, lost America."" - Adam Langer, Crossing California ""A novel that harrows the heart."" - Octavio Solis, Retablos
Todd London's books include An Ideal Theater, The Importance of Staying Earnest, and the novel The World's Room. A past winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, he was the inaugural recipient of the Visionary Leadership Award for contributions to the American Theater.