U.S.A. / 2017
I am VERY excited about Simeon Marsalis's debut novel, As Lie Is to Grin. Coming this summer. Here's what @goodreads has to say about it: "David, the narrator of Simeon Marsalis's singular first novel, is a freshman at the University of Vermont who is struggling to define himself against the white backdrop of his school. He is also mourning the loss of his New York girlfriend, Melody, whose grandfather's alma mater he has chosen to attend. When David met Melody, he told her he lived with his drug-addicted single mother in Harlem, a more intriguing story than his own. This lie haunts and almost unhinges him as he attempts to find his true voice and identity." Keep this on your#summerreads radar.