Lee Cole in conversation with Hamilton Cain discussing Groundskeeping

Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 7:00pm
Virtual Event

Lee Cole in conversation with Hamilton Cain discussing Groundskeeping

Thursday, March 24 at 7pm ET

Location: Virtual Event on Zoom

Join us for Lee Cole in conversation with Hamilton Cain discussing Groundskeeping. Purchase the book or sign up below to receive a link to the event via email the day before the event.

In the run-up to the 2016 election, Owen Callahan, an aspiring writer, moves back to Kentucky to live with his Trump-supporting uncle and grandfather. Eager to clean up his act after wasting time and potential in his early twenties, he takes a job as a groundskeeper at a small local college, in exchange for which he is permitted to take a writing course. Here he meets Alma Hazdic, a writer in residence who seems to have everything that Owen lacks—a prestigious position, an Ivy League education, success as a writer. They begin a secret relationship, and as they grow closer, Alma—who comes from a liberal family of Bosnian immigrants—struggles to understand Owen’s fraught relationship with family and home. 

Exquisitely written; expertly crafted; dazzling in its precision, restraint, and depth of feeling, Groundskeeping is a novel of haunting power and grace from a prodigiously gifted young writer


Lee Cole was born and grew up in rural Kentucky. A recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he now lives in New York.


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ISBN: 9780593320501
Published: Knopf - March 1st, 2022

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