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Do Everything in the Dark by Gary Indiana

$16.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9912196-7-4 | 308pp | Release date: 2/24/15

Distributed by Small Press Distribution

Cover Art: Louise Bourgeois
COUPLE (detail), 2001
Photo: Christopher Burke
© The Easton Foundation / Licensed by VAGA

Faced with photos of a once-tumultuous New York art world, the narrator’s mind in this scathing, darkly funny novel begins to erupt. Memories jostle for center stage, just as those that they are about always did. These brilliant but broken survivors of the '80s and '90s have now reached the brink of middle age and are facing the challenge of continuing to feel authentic.

Luminous with imagery, cackling with bitter humor, and with a new preface by the author, this roman à clef spares no one. It’s a canny portrait of one era’s vaporization, and a study of the perpetual need that some of us feel to reconstruct ourselves—atom by atom. 



“With scrupulously intense sentences—pitch-perfect, pitch-dark—Indiana conjures a hugely sad New York novel that feels at once state-of-the-art and stunningly ancient.” – The Believer

“A great book—melancholic and funny and wicked smart...” – Michael Miller, National Book Critics Circle

“Some of the best prose of his career.” – Publishers Weekly

“Gary Indiana delves into the minds of his creepy, appalling characters with such probing wit and lip-smacking glee that we actually enjoy our time with these amoral monsters.” – John Waters, on Gary Indiana's work

“It is not just that Gary Indiana’s novel, Do Everything in the Dark, is about, or fictively triggered by, old photos (and letters), but that the form the book takes captures this random recall in its ability to fit its pieces together, almost.” – Nomadic Press

Gary Indiana

About the Author 

Writer, filmmaker and visual artist, Gary Indiana has published over eighteen books, both fiction and nonfiction. Do Everything in the Dark is his seventh novel, originally published in 2003.