The Atmospherians

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Product Details

Price
$27.00  $24.84
Publisher
Atria Books
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781982158309
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About the Author

Alex McElroy (they/them) is a nonbinary writer based in Brooklyn. Their writing has appeared in The Cut, Harper's Bazaar, The Atlantic, Tin House, BuzzFeed, Esquire, and elsewhere. They have received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Tin House Summer Workshop, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and the Elizabeth George Foundation. The Atmospherians is their first novel.

Reviews

"The Atmospherians is what happens when an amazing idea meets stunning awareness meets brilliant writing. A book dazzling with power." -- Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, New York Times bestselling author of Friday Black


"The Atmospherians is a marvel, a wonder, a gift. McElroy's characters glide across the page, in and out of love, and we see ourselves in their conflicts, their crucibles, and what they hold dear. Simply put, McElroy dazzles. This novel is dazzling." --Bryan Washington, author of Lot and Memorial
"Alex McElroy has written the novel of our age. The Atmospherians combines Mary Gaitskill's unflinching examination of beauty, cruelty, and power with a toxic masculinity rehabilitation center so outlandishly funny that it would fit perfectly in an episode of Nathan for You. This is a voice to get very excited about: darkly perceptive, stylistically bold, and terrifically, inimitably entertaining." --Mary South, author of You Will Never Be Forgotten
"Gutsy, hilarious, and fully saturated with the absurd spirit of our times, The Atmospherians is a novel about the tangle of capitalism, narcissism, and masculinity that have defined our cultural moment. McElroy is a master excavator of the murky innards that drive us, a satirist with an eye for the tender parts that make us tick." --Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine
"The Atmospherians is a thrilling satire about wrecked reputations and flawed stabs at redemption, but it's also earnest examination of the fragile place between community and mob; most disturbingly, Alex McElroy draws an accurate portrait of this agitated era." --Catherine Lacey, author of Pew, The Answers, and Nobody is Ever Missing
"What wicked, utterly sublime, laugh-out-loud satire. With deft, shimmering prose, boundless in its capacity for capturing our most visceral desires, McElroy deciphers our age of wokeness and all its seductive kinks. This dazzling novel is the world, and we are living inside it." - Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, author of House of Stone
"Alex McElroy's debut novel is wickedly funny, graceful in prose, and brilliant in execution. With its exploration and critique of contemporary culture in general, and masculinity gender performance specifically, The Atmospherians is a Fight Club for the Millennial Generation. I feel particularly bullish on this novel, and this writer." --Mat Johnson, author of Pym and Loving Day
"An astonishing vision. Every page contains a new wonder, another breathtaking surprise. This novel satisfies a hunger you might have never even realized was there." -- Matthew Baker, author of Why Visit America and Hybrid Creatures
"Rarefied, unstable, charged. This is the constant atmosphere in Alex McElroy's brilliantly bizarre novel. A sophisticated farce about alienation, The Atmospherians takes our absurd age seriously--which is to say it laughs, darkly, in its face." -- Hernan Diaz, author of In the Distance, a Finalist for Pulitzer Prize
"McElroy's impressive debut novel lands a well-crafted jab at toxic masculinity and attempts to control it... rich prose and haunting images, using a finely honed satirical lens. This notable debut makes hay with the miasma of contemporary culture." -- Publishers Weekly