PAIN THE PAIN OF PLEASURE. A Novel

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June 29th, 2023 - 7:00 PM

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PAIN THE PAIN OF PLEASURE A Novel by Amy Grace Loyd

The PAIN of PLEASURE AMY GRACE LOYD

AMY GRACE LOYD AUTHOR of THE AFFAIRS OF OTHERS

“Amy Grace Loyd’s writing is intelligent and graceful, lighting up the mind and the body, reaching my brain and heart and spirit. A surprising and bold fusion of ideas and sensory detail that

stimulates and illuminates.”-Charles Yu, author of the National Book Award- winning Interior Chinatown

“Loyd’s vibrant…latest (after The Affairs of Others) involves alternative medicine and a missing person’s case. In an experimental neurology clinic in the basement of a deconsecrated church in Brooklyn, Dr. Louis Berger treats his patients’ migraines with marijuana and other, less orthodox, methods… As Loyd delves into each player’s side of the story, she crafts memorable characters… This is worth a look.”- Publishers Weekly

“The Pain of Pleasure is an immensely readable and very, very smart novel. Amy Grace Loyd is, here, a completely realized and bountiful talent.”-Richard Ford

AMY GRACE LOYD is an editor, teacher, and author of the novel The Affairs of Others, a BEA Buzz Book and Indie Next selection. She began her career at independent book publisher W.W. Norton & Company and The New Yorker, in the magazine’s fiction and literary department. She was the associate editor on the New York Review Books Classics series and the fiction and literary editor at Playboy magazine and later at Esquire. She’s also worked in digital publishing, as an executive editor at e-singles publisher Byliner and as an acquiring editor and content creator for Scribd Originals. She has been an adjunct professor at the Columbia University MFA writing program and a MacDowell and Yaddo fellow. She lives between New York and New Hampshire.