Nick Dybek Presents: The Verdun Affair

Join us in welcoming author Nick Dybek back to Kalamazoo for the release of his new novel, "The Verdun Affair"

THE VERDUN AFFAIR (Scribner, June 26, 2018), is Nick Dybek’s deeply moving and evocative new novel set in the surreal aftermath of World War I.
Nearly three quarters of a million men died or disappeared at Verdun in the largest and longest battle on the Western front. In 1921, Tom, an American and former ambulance driver, spends his days gathering remains from the battlefield. When Sarah Hagen arrives from Boston by way of Paris in search of her husband—missing, presumed dead—she is one in a long succession of family members searching for answers. Bound up in their own recollections, Tom and Sarah begin a tangled affair as they seek to make sense of the trauma and confusion of war. Months later, in a hospital in Bologna, an amnesiac soldier turns up, drawing Tom, Sarah, and Paul, a journalist with his own interest in the case, to his side. Each of the three believes the patient, known only as “Douglas Fairbanks,” holds answers for them. Decades later in Los Angeles, Tom, now a screenwriter, encounters Paul again, and they look back together at the experience that changed their lives.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
3019 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
The Verdun Affair: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501191763
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - June 12th, 2018