Thursday, March 17, 2016

CAROUSEL COURT: A NOVEL (Simon&Schuster August 2, 2016)

Following the breakout success of his “searing” (The New York Times Book Review) debut novel The Delivery Man, Joe McGinniss Jr. returns with Carousel Court: a bold, original, and exhilarating novel of marriage as blood sport that reads like Revolutionary Road for the era of The Unwinding. PRAISE “Here it is, the leveraged, frayed, unfaithful, buzzed America that all the baloney entertainment products, including a lot that pose as literature, are designed to cover up. Can you handle the truth? Then step inside. This scathing novel of our strange new century is like nothing else I’ve read in years.” —Walter Kirn, author of Up in the Air “Carousel Court pulls no punches, taking on nothing less than marriage, and the false promises of our American Dream. These are great big subjects and Joe McGinniss Jr. is more than up to them. Mature and smart and in control of his arsenal, he writes tenderly about family and parenthood, and is every bit as clear-eyed when the subject is underwater mortgages or secret sexting. The result is a hell of a roller coaster. Strap yourself.” —Charles Bock, author of Beautiful Children “In urgent, kaleidoscopic prose, Joe McGinniss Jr. diagnoses the American Dream with a high fever, jaundice, and severe heartburn. Set in a simmering suburban Los Angeles, Carousel Court is the portrait of a disastrous but thoroughly modern marriage whose young wife, Phoebe Maguire, is hurtling toward a pill-fueled implosion that’s impossible to look away from. The pitch-perfect ending reverberates like a handbell after a hurricane.” —Kate Christensen, author of The Great Man - See more at:

Monday, December 16, 2013

New Novel

It's time... ;) News coming

Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Update: Film Rights...Second novel...

Sold film rights in April. Script near completion. More news to come...but a very gratifying process all around.

Second novel coming together...if you manage to pick up a copy of the Romanian edition of The Delivery Man there's a brief summary of the next novel, including the working title. You'll likely have to use Google Translator to make any sense of it. Bret Easton Ellis' Imperial Fast, dark, noir-ish, eerie, all about hollywood and desperation and exploitation. And that scene near the end? Holy sh*t!

Friday, August 14, 2009