“Psychiatrist Regina Moss, the center of An Age of Madness, is a harsh and pessimistic healer whose own private terrors make her at once insightful and unforgiving. Like all good writers, David Maine is fascinated by the mysteries of character. The doctor’s halting journey toward understanding her role in what happened to her family is genuinely suspenseful: she is a formidable opponent, and the opponent is herself.”
—Jincy Willett, author of The Writing Class and Winner of the National Book Award
“In this haunting exploration of an American tragedy, David Maine peels away the boundaries of what can be known and what can be admitted. Intriguing and uplifting.”
—Stuart Archer Cohen, author of The Army of the Republic
“Before you begin David Maine’s searing novel An Age of Madness, turn off the phone, empty your bladder, and tell your loved ones you’ll be unreachable for a while. It’s that compelling. You won’t want any interruptions as you read this dark tale of one psychiatrist’s attempt at long-term denial.”
—Natalie Danford, author of Inheritance and editor of Best New American Voices
About the Author
In addition to An Age of Madness, David Maine is the author of four novels: The Preservationist, Fallen, The Book of Samson, and Monster, 1959. His novels have been praised in such outlets as Time magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, People magazine, and Entertainment Weekly, and translated into Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Greek, Japanese, and Russian. The Preservationist was nominated for the First Book Award by British newspaper The Guardian, and has been optioned for a film. July 2011 saw the release of his fantasy novel eBook, The Gamble of the Godless. From 1995-98, Maine lived and worked in Rabat, Morocco, before moving to Lahore, Pakistan, where he lived until 2008. Since returning to the US, he has relocated to Honolulu, where he has taught at the University of Phoenix, Hawaii Pacific University, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.