Set in New York in the years following 9/11, LIGHTNING PEOPLE by Christopher Bollen spies on the lives of several New York dwellers.

Christopher Bollen is best known as editor-at-large of Interview magazine but has authored this, his first novel.

Opening Ceremony interviewed the writer about the book and his own journey through it, you can of course also buy the book at OC too.

“joseph guiteau is a working actor who moved to new york to escape a tragic family history in the midwest. wandering through a city transformed by the attacks of september 2001, he frequents gatherings of conspiracy groups, trying to make sense of world events and his own personal history. looming over his life is a secret that threatens to undermine his new marriage to del, a snake expert at a city park, whose work visa is the only thread keeping her from deportation back to her native greece.”