Christopher Bollen’s “THE DESTROYERS”
“Bollen writes so extraordinarily well, conjures up such striking imagery, smart dialogue and even a few jolting surprises. I loved it, and pondered the future of each character—those who survived, at any rate.” —Liz Smith, New York Social Diary
Bollen’s chilling tale of wealth, deceit, and murder focuses on two men, Ian and Charlie—friends since their childhood in Manhattan, both from prosperous families. After being cut out of his father’s will, Ian, in grief and desperation, travels halfway around the world to the Greek island of Patmos—where jet-set tourists, international refugees, and religious fanatics exist side by side—begging Charlie to throw him a lifeline. When Charlie unexpectedly leaves the island for a short business trip but doesn’t reappear, Ian is caught up in a tangle of elaborate deceptions, bringing to mind an imaginary game, “Destroyers,” they played as kids.
To join Outbook, simply pick up and read our month’s selection. Outbook is supported by the Palm Springs Public Librbary; hardcopy; audio and ebooks are available through the library to borrow- first come, first served, as well as for purchase at book stores and online booksellers. OutBook meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Palm Springs Cultural Center (formally Camelot Theatres), upstairs in the VIP Lounge. Follow Desert Outlook on Facebook or Twitter for book club updates.Desert Outlook book critic and columnist J. Corbett Holmes leads discussions around each month’s selection.
Outbook – connects the LGBTQ community, and celebrates the joy and tradition of sharing our stories. Launched by Desert Outlook Magazine, and supported by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, and the Palm Springs Public Library, this monthly book club highlights a mix of LGBTQ new releases and influential classics.