Set in a Lower East Side tenement in the early days of the COVID-19 lockdowns, Fourteen Days is a surprising and irresistibly propulsive novel with an unusual twist: each character in this diverse, eccentric cast of New York neighbors has been secretly written by a different, major literary voice.
One week into the COVID-19 shutdown, tenants of a Lower East Side apartment building in Manhattan have begun to gather on the rooftop and tell stories. With each passing night, more and more neighbors gather, bringing chairs and milk crates and overturned pails. Gradually the tenants—some of whom have barely spoken to each other—become real neighbors. In this Decameron-like serial novel, general editor Margaret Atwood, Authors Guild president Douglas Preston, and a star-studded list of contributors create a beautiful ode to the people who couldn’t get away from the city when the pandemic hit. A dazzling, heartwarming collection, Fourteen Days reveals how beneath the horrible loss and suffering, some communities managed to become stronger.
Includes writing from:
Margaret Atwood, Douglas Preston, Celeste Ng, Emma Donoghue, Dave Eggers, John Grisham, Diana Gabaldon, Ishmael Reed, Meg Wolitzer, Luis Alberto Urrea, James Shapiro, Sylvia Day, Mary Pope Osborne, Monique Truong, Hampton Sides, R. L. Stine, R. O. Kwon, David Byrne, Louise Erdrich, Neil Gaiman, Rachel Kushner, Candace Bushnell, Nora Roberts, Scott Turow, Tommy Orange, and more!
So Close is the first book in a duology delivered with Sylvia Day’s trademark emotional intensity, scorching sensuality, and powerful storytelling.
Kane Black is a widower still desperately, ruinously married to his late wife, Lily. Grief has hollowed him into a shell of a man… until he sees her incomparable face on the streets of Manhattan. She’s as gorgeous and enigmatic as ever—and very much alive. He whisks her high above the city to his penthouse in the clouds, protectively under guard, nestling her in dark opulence where Lily’s memory is a possessive beguiling force.
Kane doesn’t question the return of his beloved wife. He’s happier than he has ever been. And he’ll do anything to ensure he stays that way…