A Map of Tulsa: A Novel

by Benjamin Lytal


3.00 · 8 ratings · Published: Mar 26th, 2013  | 

A Map of Tulsa: A Novel by Benjamin Lytal
A stunning debut novel of first love set against the art scene of late-90s Tulsa by a former New Yorker editorial staffer.

The first days of summer: Jim Praley is home from college, ready to unlock Tulsa's secrets. He drives the highways. He forces himself to get out of his car and walk into a bar. He's invited to a party. And there he meets Adrienne Booker; Adrienne rules Tulsa, in her way. A high-school dropout with a penthouse apartment, she takes a curious interest in Jim. Through her eyes, he will rediscover his hometown: its wasted sprawl, the beauty of its late nights, and, at the city's center, the unsleeping light of its skyscrapers.

In the tradition of Michael Chabon's The Mysteries of Pittsburgh , A Map of Tulsa is elegiac, graceful, and as much a story about young love as it is a love letter to a classic American city.

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