We are pleased to announce the publication of Pennsylvania Station, a new novel by Professor Patrick Horrigan (English).
I am so happy to announce the publication of my new novel, Pennsylvania Station, out now from Lethe Press, about the volatile relationship between an architect and a gay-rights activist, set against the Civil Rights Movement and the burgeoning Historic Preservation Movement of the mid-1960s.I started working on the book almost ten years ago after seeing a wonderful exhibition at Columbia University about the gorgeous and glorious old Penn Station, which was demolished in 1963, and after subsequently teaching a course at Columbia on post-WWII queer fiction. I thought it would be interesting to explore gay relationships in the context of the politics and cultural debates of that turbulent period in modern American history.Kirkus Reviews calls Pennsylvania Station “[a] frank yet subtle novel about the old and the new and about the steps that led to the gay rights movement,” and Jerry L. Wheeler of “Out in Print” says, “Pennsylvania Station . . . is a detailed and totally believable examination of a mid-Sixties gay relationship. Its characters are real and its attitudes are wholly in line with the sentiments of the time. Well-written and accessible, it’s a classic in the making. . . . I know this one will show up on my ten best list in December. Count on it.”You can order a copy through Amazon or through my website: http://www.
patrickehorrigan.com/about. htmlAlso, mark your calendar for the book launch on, at the Bureau of General Services, Queer Division, 208 West 13th Street in Manhattan. More info to come!