A smart, fast, funny, and incisive portrait of today's liberal arts college scene, cancel culture, and more. More
A smart, fast, funny, and incisive portrait of today's liberal arts college scene, cancel culture, and more.
A chance encounter—if it is by chance—gives J. the opportunity of a lifetime. A physician in a midlife funk, he is invited to speak at a small college. But when he arrives at the secluded island campus of Nevergreen College he gets a lot more than he bargained for. No one actually shows up for his talk, but that doesn't stop it from becoming the center of a firestorm of controversy—with potentially fatal consequences.
“Welcome to Nevergreen, a small college in full descent into madness. Intelligent and witty, with crackling dialogue and keenly planted in the cultural firmament, Nevergreen engages from start to finish. More Animal Farm than Animal House. Be prepared to be offended and like it.”—Scott Johnston, author of Amazon bestseller, Campusland
“One part Lucky Jim and three parts One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Andrew Pessin’s terrific and terrifying novel may just be the great campus novel of our generation. Every page delivers a hearty laugh, and every laugh soon blooms into a painful stab of recognition, reminding us that we’re all stuck on Nevergreen. As bloody, apocalyptic, dystopian fantasies go, this one is a pure delight.”—Liel Leibovitz, editor at large, Tablet Magazine