DescriptionIn a gripping novel of secrets and survival from an acclaimed, emerging literary voice, the collision between a budding forensic investigator, his tormented mentor, and the haunted woman who emerges from the wreckage of his past will have fateful results for all. Following his collection In the Electric Eden and the novel Articles of War, Nick Arvin's The Reconstructionist is both a page-turning thriller and a powerful novel of character, with shades of Tom Franklin's Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Dennis Cooper's The Marbled Swarm, and Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club. Fascinating and yet disturbing, redemptive and yet bleak, The Reconstructionist is like no other book today--while its timeless themes of damage and growth, decisiveness and responsibility, will echo far into the future.
--David Wroblewski, author of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
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About the Author
Nick Arvin is the award-winning author of the novel Articles of War, named one of the Best Books of the Year by Esquire, and the story collection In the Electric Eden. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he also holds degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and Stanford, and has worked in both automotive and forensic engineering. He lives in Denver, Colorado.
"Suffused with sharp turns and minute, telling details that add up to a riveting consideration of risk and responsibility."--Publishers Weekly
"The Reconstructionist becomes a contemplation of the broadest questions of life: How do we love one another? How do we survive the accidents of our lives? ... Nick Arvin is an immensely gifted writer, and he has given us a thrilling, soulful book."--David Wroblewski, author of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle