Nina de Gramont will visit Main Street Books to share her brand new novel The Last September (Algonquin Books). Nina won a Discovery Award from the New England Booksellers Association for her first book. She teaches creative writing at UNC-Wilmington.
Brett had been in love with Charlie from the day she laid eyes on him in college. When Charlie is found murdered, Brett is devastated. But, if she is honest with herself, their marriage had been hanging by a thread for quite some time.
Though all clues point to Charlie’s brother Eli, who’s been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years, any number of people might have been driven to slit the throat of Charlie Moss–a handsome, charismatic man who unwittingly damaged almost every life he touched. Now, looking back on their lives together, Brett is determined to understand how such a tragedy could have happened–and whether she was somehow complicit.
“A moody murder mystery infused with love and grief…De Gramont’s (Gossip of the Starlings, 2008, etc.) latest boasts lovely, understated writing, sharply drawn settings—Boulder, Amherst, and Cape Cod—and, once again, characters who are irresistibly attractive, flawed, and dangerous…A fine literary whodunit from an accomplished storyteller.” -Kirkus Reviews