Ivyland: A Novel

By Miles Klee ’07. OR Books, 2012.  This debut novel—an interlinked series of short vignettes—takes a landscape of drugs, decay, loss and, perhaps, hope and manages to make the ensemble wryly funny.  Populated by a bumbling, murderous citizenry of corrupt cops, innocents, ravenous addicts, lovesick geniuses and cynical adventurers, Ivyland operates in the shadow of a giant pharmaceutical corporation that thrives on people’s weaknesses … and may have an even more sinister agenda.