The First Summer: Excerpted from HIDE Matthew Griffin

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Published: January 31st 2016

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The First Summer: Excerpted from HIDE  by  Matthew Griffin

The First Summer: Excerpted from HIDE by Matthew Griffin
January 31st 2016 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: | 3.39 Mb

Fiction like this should not feel as brave and important and transgressive as Matthew Griffin’s Hide feels, and that an honest, emotionally complicated, lushly beautiful depiction of two men who have spent their life together, and who are about toMoreFiction like this should not feel as brave and important and transgressive as Matthew Griffin’s Hide feels, and that an honest, emotionally complicated, lushly beautiful depiction of two men who have spent their life together, and who are about to encounter death, should not feel so refreshing and so necessary. But the times, sadly, do not always dictate our literature.

So, along comes a book like Hide—a first novel, a Southern novel, a novel about love and death and the terror of discovery—that does what all the best fiction seeks to do, which is that it shows its characters as humans. - Stuart Nadler, author of The InseparablesAbout the Author: Matthew Griffin is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

He was born and raised in North Carolina and currently lives with his partner in Louisiana, where he is a visiting professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Hide is his first novel.About the Guest Editor: Stuart Nadler is a recipient of the 5 Under 35 award from the National Book Foundation. He is the author of Wise Men, and the story collection The Book of Life. His new novel, The Inseparables, will be published by Little, Brown, in July.About the Publisher: Electric Literature is an independent publisher amplifying the power of storytelling through digital innovation.

Electric Literature’s weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading, invites established authors, indie presses, and literary magazines to recommended great fiction. Once a month we feature our own recommendation of original, previously unpublished fiction.



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