Gorsky Press is proud to announce the release of the 2015 Molly Ivors Prize for Fiction winner, Everyone Loves You Back by Louie Cronin.
Everyone Loves You Back tells the story of Bob Boland, a middle-aged radio engineer on a meandering quest for love and meaning in 1990s Cambridge, MA. It’s the debut novel by Louie Cronin, who is best known as Louie Cronin the Barbarian from NPR’s Car Talk.
Here’s what the back cover of the book says:
Sex. Wine. Jazz. Existential dread.
Meet Bob, a sarcastic radio technician who has enough on his plate trying to navigate his forties without his Cambridge neighborhood becoming overrun by urban treehuggers and uppity intellectuals in tracksuits. Between a love triangle, a rapidly shrinking job market, and the looming threat of finally growing up, Bob is forced to dig deep—man—and figure out not just what he wants, but who he is. Change hits hard when you live in the past.
Louie Cronin’s breakthrough novel is a coming-of-middle-age story that pays homage to the everyday.
The novel is already receiving positive notices in the press. You can read an interview with Louie, a review of Everyone Loves You Back on Writer’s Bone, and a review of Everyone Loves You Back on Vol. 1, Brooklyn.