"What an incredible book. So many edge-of-your seat surprises, the characters and relationships so real, sometimes tragic and flawed but always believable. And best of all beautiful, intelligent, sensitive Edgar who shines throughout. I was engrossed from start to finish." - Maria, Orinda Books
"Edgar and Lucy is a quirky coming-of-age novel that deepens into something dark and strange without losing its heart or its sense of wonder. Victor Lodato writes with lyrical precision and unfailing compassion for his characters." - Tom Perrotta, bestselling author of The Leftovers
"This tale gradually exerts a fiendish grip on the reader"―Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
A light lunch with wine will be served.
Victor Lodato is a playwright, poet, and novelist. His book, Mathilda Savitch, was hailed by The New York Times as “a Salingeresque wonder of a first novel” and was deemed a “Best Book of the Year” by The Christian Science Monitor, Booklist, and The Globe and Mail. The novel won the PEN USA Award for Fiction and the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize, and has been published in sixteen countries.
Victor is a Guggenheim Fellow, as well as the recipient of fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Princess Grace Foundation, The Camargo Foundation (France), and The Bogliasco Foundation (Italy).
His short fiction and essays have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta, and Best American Short Stories. His new novel, Edgar and Lucy, is forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press.
Victor was born and raised in New Jersey, and currently divides his time between Ashland, Oregon and Tucson, Arizona.