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The Blizzard Party

The Blizzard Party

A Novel

Jack Livings

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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A panoramic novel set in New York City during the catastrophic blizzard of February 1978

On the night of February 6, 1978, an overwhelming nor'easter struck the city of New York. On that night, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, in a penthouse apartment of the stately Apelles, a crowd gathered for a grand party. And on that night Mr. Albert Haynes Caldwell—a partner emeritus at Swank, Brady & Plescher; Harvard class of '26; father of three; widower; atheist; and fiscal conservative—hatched a plan to fake a medical emergency and toss himself into the Hudson River, where he would drown. Jack Livings's The Blizzard Party is the story of that night.

Jack Livings

Jack Livings is author of the short story collection The Dog, which was awarded the 2015 PEN / Robert W. Bingham Prize and the Rome Prize for Literature. His first novel, The Blizzard Party, will be published in winter 2021

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