American Subversive

Author(s): David Goodwillie

Fiction - Contemporary | Fiction - Thriller

Aidan Cole and his friends are a band of savvy - if cynical - New York journalists and bloggers, thriving at the intersection of media and celebrity. They meet at loft parties and dive bars, talking of scoops and page views, sexual adventures and new restaurants. And then, without warning, a bomb rips through a deserted midtown office tower, and Aidan's life will never be the same. Four days later, with no arrests and a city on edge, an anonymous e-mail arrives in Aidan's inbox. Attached is the photograph of an attractive young white woman, along with a chilling message: "This is Paige Roderick. She's the one responsible."

An astonishing debut novel!


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"A rare novel that gets the moment even as we're living it... A fast-paced, engaging novel of pop-culture and big ideas, authentically subversive, and thoroughly American." - The Daily Beast

"an exploration of what motivates radicalism in an age of disillusion" - The New York Times Book Review

David Goodwillie is the author of the acclaimed memoir Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time. He has also played professional baseball, worked as a private investigator, and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. A graduate of Kenyon College, he lives in New York City. American Subversive is his first novel.

General Fields

  • : 9781439157060
  • : Simon & Schuster
  • : Simon & Schuster
  • : June 2011
  • : 203mm X 135mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : June 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Goodwillie
  • : Paperback
  • : 813.6
  • : 320