In a few weeks, our subscribers are going to be receiving an exciting new story, “Interrupted Serenade” by James Hannaham. This month, McSweeneys has published Hannaham’s first novel, God Says No–the story of a young black Christian struggling with desire and belief, with his love for his wife and his appetite for other men, told in a singular, emotional voice. Already this book has been receiving a great deal of attention, from this interview in Time Out New York to this week’s piece in Bookslut. Steve Martin thinks that God Says No is “a tender, funny tour of a mind struggling to do the right thing. A revelatory and sympathetic guide to a misunderstood world.” And Jennifer Egan calls Hannaham “a groundbreaking new American voice…topical and ambitious, disturbing and hilarious.”
Go here to find out where James will be on tour, so that you can buy a copy of the book and also get him to sign your issue of One Story issue #121! We’re looking forward to reading more from this extraordinarily talented young author.