PRE-ORDER: Great Expectations: A Novel
PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: March 26, 2024
A historic presidential campaign changes the trajectory of a young Black man's life in the highly anticipated debut novel from one of The New Yorker's rising stars.
I’d seen the Senator speak a few times before my life got caught up, however distantly, with his, but the first time I can remember paying real attention was when he delivered the speech announcing his run for the Presidency.
When David first hears the Senator from Illinois speak, he feels deep ambivalence. David is drawn to the Senator's idealism and historical significance, but also wonders about the compromises he will have to make to become the United States's first Black president.
Great Expectations is about David's eighteen months working for the Senator's presidential campaign. Along the way David meets a myriad of people who raise a set of questions—questions of history, race, religion, and fatherhood, all of which force David to look at his own life anew and come to terms with his identity as a Black man and father in America.
Meditating on politics and politicians, religion and preachers, fathers and the American family, Great Expectations is both an emotionally resonant coming-of-age story and a rich novel of ideas, and marks the arrival of a major new writer.
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