MARK DOTEN
TRUMP SKY ALPHA



2/19/19






Forthcoming from Graywolf Press





A novel about  Donald Trump, the secret history of the Internet, and the end of the world.




“To enshrine in such beauty and intelligence a country that so despises beauty and intelligence is an act of rogue hope and antic compassion. In Trump Sky Alpha, Mark Doten emerges as the shadow president of our benighted generation of American literature.”

—Joshua Cohen, author of Book of Numbers



"It’s a commonplace that no one could satirize Trump.  But Mark Doten has done it in this scathing, hectic portrayal of the end of the world."

—Edmund White

"Trump Sky Alpha offers a vision of America that shimmers with surreal possibility, an incandescent and intellectually voracious novel of the Now in the guise of near-future science fictional noir.  A master of voice, splice, and Ackerian poetics, Mark Doten brings a hilarious, subversive eye to the way we live, joke, and tweet at the edge of what could, for all we know, be an explosive end."

— Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine






Excerpts in Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists and  N+1