Join us for an evening with debut author Stacey Swann and her editor Lee Boudreaux, as they discuss Swann's novel, Olympus, Texas. Monday, May 10 at 5:30 pm CT on Zoom.
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A bighearted debut with technicolor characters, plenty of Texas swagger, and a powder keg of a plot in which marriages struggle, rivalries flare, and secrets explode, all with a clever wink toward classical mythology ("Wildly entertaining" --Richard Russo)
The Briscoe family is once again the talk of their small town when March returns to East Texas two years after he was caught having an affair with his brother's wife. His mother, June, hardly welcomes him back with open arms. Her husband's own past affairs have made her tired of being the long-suffering spouse. Is it, perhaps, time for a change? Within days of March's arrival, someone is dead, marriages are upended, and even the strongest of alliances are shattered. In the end, the ties that hold them together might be exactly what drag them all down.
An expansive tour de force, Olympus, Texas cleverly weaves elements of classical mythology into a thoroughly modern family saga, rich in drama and psychological complexity. After all, at some point, don't we all wonder: What good is this destructive force we call love?
About the Author:
Stacey Swann holds an M.F.A. from Texas State University and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her fiction has appeared in Epoch, Memorious, Versal, and other journals, and she is a contributing editor of American Short Fiction. She is a native Texan.
About the Host:
Lee Boudreaux is VP and Executive Editor at Doubleday where she focuses almost exclusively on fiction. Books she has edited have won or been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the Booker Prize, and the National Book Award, and the authors she has worked with include Square Book's own beloved Lisa Howorth, author of Summerlings; Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles and Circe; Andrew Sean Greer, author of Less, Claire Lombardo, author of The Most Fun We Ever Had, and Ron Rash, author of Serena.