Winner of the Parthenon Prize for Fiction The Annunciations of Hank Meyerson Mama's Boy and Scholar is a smart family drama at turns hilarious and dark that fiction fans will treasure for its glittering prose as well as its page-turning plot.
Hank Meyerson isn’t the whiny sort of mama’s boy. He’s more the wry shaggy chubby sort—an over-thinker a ranter and sometimes a crier. He adores Emily Dickinson. He kibitzes. He has the audacity to fall in love with his sister-in-law.
Repercussions of a tryst kick-start a story of love loss and ultimately redemption. Traversing from Minneapolis to Montana to the fateful shallows of the St. Croix River Hank’s story waltzes toward tragedy with dazzling wit affecting insight and raw ruminations on everything from duck jokes and the toy industry to art atonement and our great human frailty.
The inaugural winner of the Parthenon Prize for Fiction Scott's first novel establishes him as a truly original and exciting new voice in contemporary fiction.