When Stewart O’Nan scribbled the name Mason Radkoff on a post card at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, we didn’t know what we were in for. But now we do—and we can’t wait to share the news. This first novel is as good as it gets: compelling from the opening page, when we learn that Walter Farnham, the central character, is living above the garage of his former wife and her new husband, to the final scenes that are as heart-rending as any you’re likely to find in contemporary fiction, The Heart of June will have you turning pages despite wishing you could linger with their clean prose and honest human story. Available now!
About Mason Radkoff:
First-time novelist Mason Radkoff arrives on the literary scene with a captivating new voice. Shortlisted for the 2012 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Competition, Radkoff’s heartfelt and often wry novel features emotion and maturity seldom seen in debut work. As a carpenter restoring homes both modest and grand, Radkoff bore witness to the subtle drama residing within the walls that contain our lives. Now he shares this wisdom in a compelling tale filled with honesty, humor, and love.