The Radicals: A Novel by Ryan McilvainThe Radicals: A Novel by Ryan Mcilvain

The Radicals: A Novel

byRyan Mcilvain

Hardcover | February 13, 2018

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An intimate, suspenseful, and provocative portrait of friendship and love at its limits, and a timely exploration of class tensions and corporate excess in America
 
When Eli first meets Sam Westergard, he is dazzled by his new friend’s charisma, energy, and determined passion. Both graduate students in New York City, the two young men bond over their idealism, their love of poetry, and their commitment to socialism, both in theory and practice—this last taking the form of an organized protest against Soline, a giant energy company that has speculated away the jobs and savings of thousands. As an Occupy-like group begins to coalesce around him, Eli realizes that some of his fellow intellectuals are more deeply—and dangerously—devoted to the cause than others. One such true believer is Alex, Eli’s ex-girlfriend and eventually Sam’s lover, who pushes the group toward a more “active” posture, complicating Sam and Eli’s friendship as well as Eli’s relationship with his fiancé Jen, a musician who is more and more skeptical of the group’s radicalism. When Sam and Eli begin to pursue the ex-CEO of Soline personally, what was once a mere academic debate becomes violently real.
 
A fiercely intelligent, wonderfully human illustration of friendship, empathy, and suspicion in the midst of political upheaval, Ryan McIlvain’s new novel confirms him as one of the most talented and distinctive writers at work today.
Ryan McIlvain was born in Utah and raised in Massachusetts. His first novel, Elders, was longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and his work has appeared in The Paris Review, Post Road, The Rumpus, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among many other publications. A former Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford Univ...
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Title:The Radicals: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:February 13, 2018Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553417886

ISBN - 13:9780553417883

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