PRAISE FOR THE SPECTATORS
“An enigmatic talk show host is thrust into a spotlight he definitely did not want when a group of teens responsible for a mass shooting claim to be his biggest fans—and the past he wishes would stay hidden begins to come back to the surface. Covering three decades of American culture, including the nineties pop culture wars and the AIDS crisis of the eighties to the liberated seventies, this may be duBois’s most ambitious work yet.”—Lit Hub, “Most Anticipated Books of 2019”
“Elegant, enigmatic, and haunting.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The Spectators is a beautifully written, even aphoristic novel, but its greatest strength is its characterization. . . . Brilliantly conceived and . . . utterly unforgettable.”—Booklist (starred review)
Jennifer duBois is the author of A Partial History of Lost Causes, which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction. The National Book Foundation named her one of its "5 Under 35 authors". Her second novel, Cartwheel, was a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award. She grew up in Northampton, is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and now teaches in the MFA program at Texas State University.