CATIE DISABATO reads from her debut novel THE GHOST NETWORK
Event on 2015-05-06 19:30:00
The Ghost Network (Melville House)
When Molly Metropolis, the world’s hottest pop star, goes missing, two young women launch a desperate search across the underbelly of Chicago to find her. Using Molly’s songs and journals to uncover clues to her whereabouts, her personal assistant and a journalist join forces to determine if Molly’s been kidnapped, gone into hiding, or worse.
Catie Disabato’s debut novel, The Ghost Network is the story of the young women’s quest to find Molly, which leads them to a secret side of Chicago, as they make their way through a half-completed subway system and the secret, subterranean headquarters of an intellectual sect. As they race to locate her and end up in grave danger, they find themselves falling in love, in a witty, haunting story of larger-than-life fantasies—of young love, sex, pop music, transportation, and personal reinvention.
Suspenseful and wildly original, The Ghost Network has already been hailed by The Millions as one of the “Most Anticipated Books of 2015,” and by The Masters Review as one of “Fifteen Books We’re Looking Forward to This Year.”
Praise for The Ghost Network:
“The writing throughout is so crystalline, the dialogue so acerbically funny and the characters so engaging as to make the pages seem as though they’re turning themselves.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“One of the most entertaining books I’ve read in years.”—Christopher Boucher, author of How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive
"Brilliant, daring, and masterful. . . Impossible to put down."–Edan Lepucki, New York Times bestselling author of California
Catie Disabato is a columnist for Full Stop. She’s written criticism and commentary for This Recording, The Millions, and The Rumpus, and her short fiction was recently featured on Joyland. After growing up in Chicago and graduating from Oberlin College, she now lives in L.A. and works in public relations.
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