A writer who has given us a number of wonderful novels, as well as two delicious food-centric memoirs (Blue Plate Special and How to Cook a Moose), Kate Christensen is back with a much-awaited new novel, The Last Cruise (Doubleday).
“From the first page of The Last Cruise, it’s clear that you’re in the hands of a masterful storyteller. With wit and precision, Kate Christensen wrangles a large cast of characters on a cruise in Hawaii that undergoes a disastrous series of calamites, deftly turning what appears to be a comedy of manners into an intimate and moving story about how human beings relate to each other in times of stress and upheaval – with plenty of sensuous details about food, sex, and drink along the way. This novel is a delight.” - Christa Baker Kline.
“In The Last Cruise Kate Christensen has given us a smart literary thriller whose ambitions extend well beyond its genre. It’s terrifying in ways you don’t expect.” —Richard Russo