Stephen Markley travels to Seattle on tour with a new paperback edition of his novel, Ohio (Simon and Schuster), which has received high praise in Time, O Magazine, and The Millions. Set during a fateful night in northeastern Ohio, this novel involves the reunion of four former classmates, each affected by economic devastation, political unrest and marginalization.
“Ohio isn't just a remarkable debut novel, it's a wild, angry and devastating masterpiece of a book. Markley's debut is a sprawling, beautiful novel that explores the aftermath of the Great Recession and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a powerful look at the tenuous bonds that hold people together at their best and at their worst. [Ohio] is intricately constructed, with gorgeous, fiery writing that pulls the reader in and never lets go.” —NPR.