We are pleased to announce the upcoming publication of a new novel, Portraits at an Exhibition (Lethe Press, May 2015), by Patrick Horrigan (Professor of English).
The hero of the novel is a 21st-century Dorian Gray, an alienated young man searching for his life's purpose through a gallery of portraits at an exhibition. Afraid he may have contracted HIV the night before and only beginning to fathom the possible consequences, Robin threads his way through the rooms of an art exhibition, studying portraits of people from faraway places and times, looking for clues in the lives of others to the mystery of his own discontent. In the gallery, he bumps into a flesh-and-blood stranger with whom he feels an uncanny rapport. Their meeting could change his life, but first he will have to confront a disturbing truth about himself.
Portraits at an Exhibition won the 2010 Dana Award in the Novel.
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The official launch party happens Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 7:00 PM, at the Bureau of General Services--Queer Division, 208 West 13th Street, Room 210, in Manhattan. All are welcome.
UPDATE: 25 MARCH 2015
Professor Horrigan will be reading from his novel on the following dates this spring:
Friday, April 3, 7PM. The Gloria Maddox Theater, T. Schreiber Studios, 151 W. 26th St., 7th fl., betw. 6th and 7th Ave. (part of Cool Stories, a program of readings and performance hosted by Reggie Street)
Saturday, April 18, 3PM. Holiday Inn Midtown, 440 W. 57th St., betw. 9th and 10th Ave. (part of the 7th Annual Rainbow Book Fair)
Saturday, May 2, 7PM. Teatro Circulo, 64 E. 4th St., 3rd fl., betw. Bowery and 2nd Ave. (part of Actors with Accents, an evening of performance hosted by Eduardo Leanez and Patrick Horrigan)