Brandon Taylor

The Late Americans

The Late Americans

From the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Real Life


In a university town, a circle of young men and women – Seamus, Fyodor, Ivan, Noah and Fatima – navigate tangled webs of connection while they try to work out what they want, and who they are.

As they test their own desires in a series of relationships, the friends ask themselves and each other: what is the right thing to stake a life on? Work, love, money, dance, poetry? And what does true connection look like, in an age of precarity?