Vintage Groundskeeping
Vintage Groundskeeping

Groundskeeping

By Lee Cole

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Publication Date: February 14, 2023

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An indelible love story about two very different people navigating the entanglements of class and identity and coming of age in an America coming apart at the seams

In the run-up to the 2016 election, Owen Callahan, an aspiring writer, moves back to Kentucky to live with his Trump-supporting uncle and grandfather. Eager to clean up his act after wasting time and potential in his early twenties, he takes a job as a groundskeeper at a small local college, in exchange for which he is permitted to take a writing course. Here he meets Alma Hazdic, a writer in residence who seems to have everything that Owen lacks—a prestigious position, an Ivy League education, success as a writer. They begin a secret relationship, and as they grow closer, Alma—who comes from a liberal family of Bosnian immigrants—struggles to understand Owen’s fraught relationship with family and home. 

 

Exquisitely written; expertly crafted; dazzling in its precision, restraint, and depth of feeling, Groundskeeping is a novel of haunting power and grace from a prodigiously gifted young writer.

About the Author

LEE COLE was born and grew up in rural Kentucky. A recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he now lives in New York.

Author Residence: Queens, NY

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 336 pages

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: February 14, 2023

ISBN: 9780593314784

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