And yes, he is the son of Sue Little, the owner.
The Revelations, not unlike its main character, is ambitious and abrasive, challenging and disarming. Bursting with ideas, ranging from Greek mythology to the dark realities of animal testing, to some of the biggest unanswered questions facing scientists today, The Revelations is written in muscular, hypnotic prose, and its cyclically dreamlike structure pushes the boundaries of literary fiction. Erik Hoel has crafted a stunning debut of rare power—an intense look at cutting-edge science, consciousness, and human connection.
"I have been writing and reading daily for decades, and I have never read anything like Erik Hoel's remarkable debut novel. . . . The Revelations is a deeply compelling, thought-provoking, and frankly, unforgettable work, one that heralds the arrival of an important new voice among us."
-Andre Dubus III / bestselling author of House of Sand and Fog
"Sex. Death. Rioting in the streets and agressive self-lobotomy: brains in vats and the nature of consciousness itself. Dense, literary, and hallucinogenic, The Revelations is an impassioned argument over beers and amphetamines. It will be stuck in my brain for some time to come -- Peter Watts, Hugo-winning author of Blindsight and Starfish
"Erik Hoel has crafted an audacious literary thriller. The Revelations is hilarious and deeply serious, heady and carnal and intellectual, all at once --Catherine Chung, author of The Tenth Muse
"In this wild and lyrical debut, Erik Hoel merges the dark prescience of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with the feverish writing of David Foster Wallace, creating a neon-colored cocktail of sci fi, murder mystery, and love story that is wholly of the twenty-first century. I'll never think about the brain -- or New York City! -- the same way again." -- Katie Bolick, bestselling author of Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own
Erik Hoel, a graduate of Triton High School, received his PhD in neuroscience from the University of Madison-Wisconsin. He is currently a research assistant professor at Tufts University and was previously a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University in the NeuroTechnology Lab, and a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is a 2018 Forbes “30 under 30 most important people in science in the U.S.” for his neuroscientific research on consciousness and also a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellow.
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