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The Dakota Winters
Tom Barbash

Mysterious and notorious, there is no building in New York City like The Dakota. Tom Barbash directly engages the building’s enigmatic allure and singular history with his wildly absorbing novel about a son’s drive to help his once-famous father back to late night television stardom in the last months of the 1970s. Wielding trademark emotional acuity, and gleeful wit, Barbash has given us what Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan calls “a subtly captivating paean to filial love.”

Tom Barbash is the author of the award-winning novel The Last Good Chance, which was awarded the California Book Award, and the short story collection Stay Up with Me, which was a national bestseller and was nominated for the Folio Prize. His nonfiction book, On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, and 9/11: A Story of Loss and Renewal, was a New York Times bestseller. He currently teaches in the MFA program at California College of the Arts. 


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