Maya Lang’s first novel, The Sixteenth of June, has been called “incisive and revelatory, a finely-tuned novel of friendship, loss, and self-forgiveness.” In this episode of the Monkeybicycle Podcast, she reads a short passage from the novel.

Praise for The Sixteenth of June:

“A promising writer gives the love triangle an engaging workout under challenging constraints.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A perfect book for fans of Jonathan Tropper, Meg Wolitzer and, yes, James Joyce.”
—The Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“Lang’s clever first novel tracks three twenty-somethings… They all find some resolution by the end of the day, although it isn’t necessarily the one they expected or hoped for… What matters more is the family dynamic and its currents of longing, loss, and love.”


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Buy a copy of The Sixteenth of June here.

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