"While Lennon does borrow from external events the basic blueprint for Happyland, almost every element of the narrative is possessed by a headlong, reckless and forceful trajectory ratcheted up to such a degree that you cannot help but find yourself relishing like thunderclaps the high-octane comedic side-effects that result." —Three Guys One Book
About the Author
J. Robert Lennon is the author of a story collection, Pieces for the Left Hand, and seven novels, including Mailman, Castle, and Familiar. He holds an MFA from the University of Montana, and has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Playboy, Granta, The Paris Review, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. He has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and his story “The Rememberer” inspired the CBS detective series Unforgettable. His book reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, and The London Review of Books, and he lives in Ithaca, New York, where he teaches writing at Cornell University.