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EVENTS

SEPT 14: JERSEY CITY, NJ
7:30 PM @ WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, 07302

SEPT 27: BROOKLYN, NY
7:30 PM @ Manhattanville Reading Series
Manhattanville Coffee
167 Rogers Ave, 11216

More to come

          
NEW NOVEL

The Shooting


Unnamed Press

  September 2016

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With Boice's fourth novel, the author delivers what no American novelist has yet thought to do: a sprawling, fearless, and ground-breaking portrait of gun violence in America.

Clayton Kabede is a regular New York City kid, the son of immigrant parents living in the basement unit of an upscale apartment building where his father works as the superintendent. Lee Fisher lives in the penthouse of that same building — wealthy, paranoid, and armed. One night while sleepwalking, Clayton knocks on Fisher’s door. A gun explodes senselessly. The Shooting is the story of the journey to this moment.

Around Clayton and Lee, the past and future lives of a sprawling cast of characters wraps and intersects: the nation’s leading gun control advocate, whose own child was killed in a school shooting; the doctor who once declined to help the struggling Kabede family; Lee’s college roommates and his cellmates; and the little sister of Clayton’s best friend.

No city is better suited to be the setting for James Boice’s tour de force about gun violence. The encounter between Clayton and Lee, like gun violence itself, is one that Boice imprints on our national identity, bloodied by its own most sacred myths.



The Shooting's page at Unnamed Press

General inquiries: Chris Heiser chris@unnamedpress.com

Media/Publicity inquiries: Olivia Taylor Smith olivia@unnamedpress.com











NEW ESSAY


 
After Orlando, We Must Ask How Our Society Got This Way

There's a reason we saw such violence this weekend, and why that violence will continue.

rolling stone













RECENT JOURNALISM


 
Inevitability or pipe dream?: Meet the Second Amendment repealists

A handful of people are taking gun control activism a step further. Is anyone listening?


salon












FORTHCOMING FICTION


"Man Opening His Wallet"

fictionmag

  Short story in Fiction magazine

Summer 2016 issue


















tgatg





The Good and the Ghastly: A Novel

Scribner



indie bound



A wild satire of our own society, The Good and the Ghastly is a visceral novel centered on two people linked through violence, informed by Boice's unnerving sense of reality and pathology.



"A great book" Esquire

"Amped-up…. Follows post-apocalyptic predecessors like A Canticle for Leibowitz in dramatizing man's genius for misconstruing history and compulsively repeating destructive mistakes." Wall Street Journal



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Reviews


 




nova                 
NoVA: A NOVEL

Scribner


indie bound


A stunning, darkly humorous, visceral novel set in the suburbs of Northern Virginia and centered on a teenager’s suicide.



"The best novel to appear in the last five years." —Mike Lindgren, The L Magazine

"
Gripping, astonishingly accomplished novel" —Open Letters Monthly


Excerpt

Reviews






                       
MVP: A NOVEL

Scribner




indie



MVP is superstar Gilbert Marcus's life storyfrom conception to excessive privilege to immutable obligation to his act of incredible violence.


"Stunning debut" Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

"An incredible novel" Sherman Alexie


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JB             
                                                                                                                          
Photo by Michael Turek             

My novels are: The Good and the Ghastly (Scribner, 2011), NoVA (Scribner, 2009), MVP (Scribner, 2007) and the forthcoming The Shooting (Unnamed Press, 2016). My work has been in Esquire, McSweeney’s, Fiction, Salt Hill, Post Road and other places.


Contact:


For information and inquiries regarding The Shooting:

General: Chris Heiser chris@unnamedpress.com

Media/Publicity: Oliver Taylor Smith olivia@unnamedpress.com



For everything else:

Email: jamesboice.writer@gmail.com

Twitter: @jamesboice

Facebook: jamesboice.writer

Medium: @jamesboice

Agent: None