Join us on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with author Zak Salih. Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Robert Kesten, Zak will discuss his latest book, Let’s Get Back to the Party.
It’s 2015, weeks after the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling. A high school art history teacher, Sebastian Mote envies his queer students' ability to live openly the youth he lost to fear and shame. When he runs into childhood friend Oscar Burnham at a wedding in Washington, D.C., he can’t help but see it as a second chance. Now thirty-five, the men haven’t seen each other in over a decade. But Oscar has no interest in their shared history. Instead, he’s outraged by what he sees as the death of gay culture: bars overrun with bachelorette parties, friends coupling off and having babies. While Oscar and Sebastian struggle to find their place in a changing world, each is drawn into a cross-generational friendship that treads the line between envy and obsession. And as they collide again and again, both men must reckon not just with one another but with themselves.
About Zak Salih
Zak Salih lives in Washington, D.C. His writing has appeared in Epiphany, Foglifter, Crazyhorse, the Chattahoochee Review, the Millions, the Rumpus, and other publications. This is his first novel.