BSB: Alexander Tilney (The Expectations) Book Signing

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with Alexander Tilney for his book The Expectations. This event is free and open to the public.

About the Book

The Expectations announces a dazzling new voice in American fiction.” –Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach
St. James is an exclusive New England boarding school known for grooming generations of leaders. Ben Weeks is a true insider — his ancestors helped found St. James, his older brother taught him all the slang, and he’s just won a national championship in squash.
But after fourteen long years of waiting, Ben arrives at school only to find that the reality of St. James doesn’t quite match up with his imaginings. At the same time, his new roommate, Ahmed Al-Khaled, the son of a fabulously wealthy Emirati sheik, can’t navigate the unspoken rules of New England blue bloods. Even as Ben and Ahmed struggle to prove themselves in the place they have revered for so long, each of them must face losing it forever.
The Expectations is at once a finely drawn portrait of American privilege and a subtle exploration of class, race, and tradition. Above all, it is a tender, sharp, and evocative debut about the pain and treachery of adolescence, and the difficulty–wherever one finds oneself–of truly belonging.

About the Author

Alexander Tilney received an MFA from Warren Wilson College and has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony. His writing has appeared in the Southwest Review, Gelf Magazine, and the Journal of The Office for Creative Research. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner, theater artist Sarah Hughes. This is his first novel.
Event date: 
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
Bank Square Books
53 West Main St.
Mystic, CT 06355
The Expectations Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316450379
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 16th, 2019

From "a dazzling new voice in American fiction" (Jennifer Egan), a finely drawn portrait of American privilege and a subtle exploration of class, race, and tradition.