P&P Live! Atticus Lish — THE WAR FOR GLORIA - with Elliot Ackerman

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Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 8:00pm

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Corey Goltz grows up in the working-class outskirts of Boston as the only child of Gloria, whose ambitions were derailed early but who has always given her son everything she can. Corey, restless, dreams of leaving home for a great adventure.

Instead, when he is fifteen, the world comes crashing down upon him, when Gloria is diagnosed with ALS and, too late, his estranged father, Leonard—a man of great charisma but dubious moral character—reenters the picture. Determined to be his mother’s hero at any cost, Corey begins shouldering responsibility for her expensive medical care, pushing himself to his physical and emotional limits as her disease cruelly progresses. And as Leonard’s influence over Corey grows, Corey must dismantle the myth of his father’s genius and confront the evil that lurks beneath it.

Elliot Ackerman is the author of several novels including 2034, Red Dress In Black and White, Waiting for Eden, Dark at the Crossing, and the memoir Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning. His books have been nominated for the National Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He is both a former White House Fellow and Marine, and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart.

*Special signed bookplates are available to customers who purchase the book at checkout (while supplied last)!

P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
The War for Gloria: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524732325
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Published: Knopf - September 7th, 2021

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