VIRTUAL: Alexander Tilney (The Expectations) Author Discussion

Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present a virtual author talk and Q&A with Alexander Tilney, author of The ExpectationsThis event is free and open to the public, but you will need to register to join the Crowdcast Stream.

Copies of Alexander's book that are purchased through the event links will receive a signed bookplate.

About the Book

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.

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.

Tender, sharp, and evocative, The Expectations is a compelling novel about the pain and treachery of adolescence, and the difficulty -- wherever one finds oneself -- of truly belonging.

About Alexander Tilney

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 ReviewGelf Magazine, and the Journal of The Office for Creative Research. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner, theater artist Sarah Hughes. The Expectations is his first novel.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 6:30pm
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$27.00
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.