The Lake City Book Launch w/ Broke-Ass Stuart
In the last blue-collar neighborhood in 2001 boomtown Seattle, idealistic but self-serving striver, Lane Bueche, licks his wounds and schemes how to win back his estranged wife and her trust fund. Contracted by a wealthy adoptive couple to seduce and sabotage a troubled birth mother from his neighborhood, Lane soon finds himself in a zero-sum game between the families as he straddles two cultures, classes, and worlds. Finally, with the well-being of the toddler at stake, Lane must choose between wanting to do the right thing (if he could only figure out what that is) and reclaiming the life of privilege he believes he deserves.
Thomas Kohnstamm will be in be discussing the book in person with Broke-Ass Stuart
Advanced Praise for Lake City:
All at once hip, intrepid, and philosophical… Kohnstamm’s fresh voice has a millennial groove, the story is engaging and gritty, and there’s an impressive scrutiny of personal and societal ethics. — Publishers Weekly
Kohnstamm delivers a blistering, clear-eyed, and sure-footed debut novel about the perils and pitfalls of misdirected ambition. — Jonathan Evison, author of Lawn Boy
Lake City is a darkly funny and extremely relevant debut novel about American inequality and authority. — Anthony Doerr, author of All The Light We Cannot See
Lake City is a crucial black comedy about the myths of money and happiness. — Maria Dahvana Headley, author of The Mere Wife