The Big Town (Fantagraphics)
Monte Schulz returns to Skylight Books to launch the last book in his Jazz Age trilogy, The Big Town.
"Monte Schulz's The Big Town exposes decadence, wealth and consumption in Jazz Age America as spiritual myopia — where desperate, haunting characters hinge their lives on impossible dreams. This lyrical, gripping novel is as close to 1920s America as it gets, and penned with such frightening realism that the chaos of a bygone era erupts from its pages." – Simon Van Booy, award-winning author of Everything Beautiful Began After
Monte Schulz published his first novel, Down by the River, in 1990, and spent the next twelve years writing a novel of the Jazz Age, which is now available in three parts: This Side of Jordan, The Last Rose of Summer, and The Big Town. He wrote the three books for his father, the late cartoonist, Charles M. Schulz.
THIS EVENT WAS RECORDED LIVE AT SKYLIGHT BOOKS APRIL 4, 2012.