Tony Tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens, on tour February 2016

Posted By on January 6, 2016

Private Citizens coverAbout Private Citizens

• Paperback: 384 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (February 9, 2016)

“Acrobatic language, dead-on observations, and hilarious, heartbreaking storytelling.”—Angela Flournoy, National Book Award finalist and author of The Turner House

Capturing the anxious, self-aware mood of young college grads in the aughts, Private Citizens embraces the contradictions of our new century—call it a loving satire, a gleefully rude comedy of manners, Middlemarch for millennials. The novel’s four whip-smart narrators—idealistic Cory, Internet-lurking Will, awkward Henrik, and vicious Linda—are torn between fixing the world and cannibalizing it. In boisterous prose that ricochets between humor and pain, Private Citizens follows the four estranged friends as they stagger through the Bay Area’s maze of tech startups, protestors, gentrifiers, karaoke bars, house parties, and cultish self-help seminars, washing up in each other’s lives once again.

A wise and searching depiction of a generation grappling with privilege and finding grace in failure, Private Citizens is as expansively intelligent as it is full of heart.

“Rabidly intelligent, subversive, and heartfelt.”—Jennifer Percy, author of Demon Camp

“My favorite kind of novel….It enchants, entertains,…and never, ever doubts my intelligence.”—Benjamin Hale, author of The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore

“This book will leave you raw with feeling and aching at the ribs.”—Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine

“Reminds one of the best of David Foster Wallace. [Tulathimutte is] a major American talent.”—Karan Mahajan, author of The Association of Small Bombs

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Tony Tulathimutte APAbout Tony Tulathimutte

Tony Tulathimutte has written for VICE, AGNI, The Threepenny Review, Salon, The New Yorker online, and other publications. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Stanford University, he has received an O. Henry Award and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. He lives in New York.

Find out more about Tony at his website, and connect with him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Tony’s Tour Stops

Wednesday, February 10th: Gspotsylvania: Ramblings from a Reading Writer Who Rescues Birds and Beasts

Tuesday, February 16th: Raven Haired Girl

Thursday, February 18th: Dwell in Possibility

Monday, February 22nd: A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall

Tuesday, February 23rd: From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, February 24th: You Can Read Me Anything

Thursday, February 25th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Thursday, February 25th: A Bookish Way of Life

Thursday, March 17th: I’m Shelf-ish


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