A Long Island Story

Rick Gekoski’s follow up to his critically acclaimed debut, Darke, is a novel about 1950s America, a marriage in crisis, and a family falling apart at the seams. It is 1953, a heat wave is sweeping across America and the Grossmans – Ben, Addie and their two children...

Edinburgh International Book Festival 25 August 2017

HAPPY FAMILIES In British novelist Edward Docx’s Let Go My Hand, the Lasker family is in crisis, with one last chance to put things right. Rick Gekoski’s Darke centres on a doctor who eats little but drinks and smokes a lot. He is writing a ‘coming of old age’ journal...