“[Nova’s fiction] is so powerful, so alive, it is a
wonder that turning its pages doesn’t somehow
burn one’s hands.” —New York Times

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Craig Nova is the award-winning author of 14 novels and one autobiography. His writing has appeared in Esquire, The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine, and Men's Journal, among others. He has received an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2005 he was named Class of 1949 Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

All the Dead Yale Men


The long-awaited sequel to Nova's classic novel The Good Son is coming in June 2013. Originally published in 1982 to wide acclaim, The Good Son remains Craig Nova's undisputed masterpiece. This classic explored the complicated entanglements of fathers and sons —expressed in the story of Pop Mackinnon, who used his wealth to manipulate his son Chip into the 'right' kind of marriage upon the young man's return from World War II.

Chip eventually gave up the love of his life and married to secure his future – and what were the consequences of that decision? All the Dead Yale Men answers that question in telling the story of Frank Mackinnon, son of Chip, a prosecutor in Boston. (Read more...)

“A great novel by one of our great novelists. A pleasure on every page..”
Dennis Lehane

Praise for THE GOOD SON:

“An exquisitely delineated battle between father and son . . . The structure and the language of this novel are almost without fault.” —John Irving, New York Times Book Review

The Good Son is the work of an artist in full command, and those of you entering it for the first time can only be envied.” —From the foreword by Jonathan Yardley



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