Adam Berlin, author, professor, and 2015 Scholastic Writing Awards National Writing Juror will be reading from his new book, The Number of Missing, on Wednesday, March 24th, 2015 at 4:15pm at John Jay College in Manhattan as a part of their OAR Book Talk series.
Learn more about Adam Berlin and his work at his website: adamberlin.com
Book Talk: The Number of Missing
4.15pm to 5.30pm, Wednesday, March 25
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
9th Floor Conference Room
9.64, New Building
524 West 59th St.
New York, NY 10019
All are welcome. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Number of Missing:
In the months after 9/11 David and Mel meet to drink, give each other comfort and
reminisce about Paul—Mel’s husband and David’s best friend. The memories are not
all good for David. Before Paul died in the north tower, the two friends fought, brutally questioning each other’s lives. Fueled by anger and grief and too much alcohol, David stumbles through the city while holding onto a silent promise made to a dead friend: he will wait for Mel to fall so he can catch her.
“The Number of Missing is a masterful re-invention of the post-war novel for the 21st
Century. The World Trade Center is the battlefield: one young man dies a horrific
death while his best friend witnesses the attack from a park bench a safe distance
away. Ghosts haunt the guilty conscience, and to be alive is not necessarily to be
among the living. The prose is lean and the air is thick. Adam
Berlin might well be Norman Mailer of his generation.”
-Binnie Kirshenbaum, author of The Scenic Route