Percival Everett’s Telephone will stay with you long after its final sentence. Zach Wells, an unremarkable paleontologist accustomed to putting together the pieces and finding the answers, is faced with the reality of his young daughter’s unsolvable illness. Unable to fix the situation, he attempts to escape it through various means, including a seemingly foolhardy attempt to help others escape. Escape wends through the novel as a dominant theme and carries it to an ending of hope and unresolved hopelessness. Perhaps that is how all of our stories end. Recommended by Nancy

Staff Pick Badge
Telephone: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450222
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Graywolf Press - May 5th, 2020

An astonishing new novel of loss and grief from “one of our culture’s preeminent novelists” (Los Angeles Times)