Biography

Jonathan Dee

Jonathan Dee is the author of seven novels, most recently THE LOCALS. His novel THE PRIVILEGES was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize and winner of the 2011 Prix Fitzgerald and the St. Francis College Literary Prize. A former contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, a senior editor of The Paris Review, and a National Magazine Award-nominated literary critic for Harper’s, he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He lives in Syracuse, New York.

Jonathan Dee

Books by Jonathan Dee

by Jonathan Dee - Fiction

Mark Firth is a contractor and home restorer in Howland, Massachusetts, who feels opportunity passing his family by. After being swindled by a financial advisor, what future can Mark promise his wife and their young daughter? He finds himself envying the wealthy weekenders in his community whose houses sit empty all winter. Philip Hadi used to be one of these people. But in the nervous days after 9/11, he flees New York and hires Mark to turn his Howland home into a year-round “secure location” from which he can manage billions of dollars of other people’s money. The collision of these two men’s very different worlds --- rural vs. urban, middle class vs. wealthy --- is the engine of Jonathan Dee’s new novel.

by Jonathan Dee - Family, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Once a privileged and loving couple, the Armsteads have now reached a breaking point --- and everything they have built together unravels, swiftly and spectacularly. As she is confronted with the biggest case of her career, the fallout from her marriage, and her daughter’s increasingly distant behavior, Helen must face the limits of accountability and her own capacity for forgiveness.