Adam White with Matthew Sullivan

One of the summer’s touted fiction debuts, Adam White’s novel, The Midcoast (Hogarth), is on the Most Anticipated Books of 2022 lists by the Washington Post, The Millions, and others. We’re talking good, summertime mystery here, two families, the Maine coast, intrigue.

The Midcoast is a brilliant, ferocious debut novel about ambition, class, and crime in coastal Maine, simultaneously propulsive and nuanced. Adam White brings his powerful gifts to bear on a story that speaks directly to our troubled moment with eloquence and heart. After this, Vacationland will never look the same.”—Andrew Martin.

“Vividly drawn and movingly told, The Midcoast is a searching, honest, and evocative portrait of human relationships, hometown secrets, and the hidden machinations of privilege. Adam White’s debut enthralls, a modern classic from a bold and insightful new voice in fiction.”—Alexandra Kleeman.

“In deft, knowing, and crystalline prose, Adam White writes, in essence, the novel about the Maine coast, a winsome, perplexing, and ultimately shadowy place that doesn’t give up its big secrets easily.”—Richard Ford.

With Adam White here tonight will be fiction writer, fiction writing teacher, and longtime one-time bookseller, Matthew Sullivan.


The Midcoast: A Novel By Adam White Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593243152
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hogarth - June 7th, 2022

Live & In-Person at Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 7:00pm
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