The Great Night
On Midsummer's Eve three heartsick lovers are trapped in San Francisco's Buena Vista Park. Ill met by moonlight, they are stalked by a psychopathic Puck, in thrall to a beautiful Titania, and ambushed by a homeless musical theatre troupe. Together they must survive a night that might just repair their hearts, if it doesn't destroy them first. Selected by the New Yorker as one of the best young writers in America, Adrian has created a singularly playful, moving and humorous novel - a story that effortlessly crosses the borders between reality and dreams, suffering and magic, and mortality and immortality.
Selected by the New Yorker as one of the "20 Under 40," Chris Adrian is the author of Gob's Grief, The Children's Hospital, and A Better Angel. He lives in San Francisco, where he is a Fellow in Paediatric Hematology-Oncology. He was awarded a New York Public Library Fellowship in 2011.