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.
The Tannery, Mill Building #1
50 Water Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
Take exit 57 (Route 113) and go east on Route 113. In approximately one mile, after going through a succession of traffic lights, the road makes an 80 degree turn to the right. Travel for 1.9 miles to the traffic lights at the intersection of State Street (a Mobil gas station will be on your right). Go straight through this intersection and watch for Federal Street on the left (the third left, 3/10 of a mile). Turn left onto Federal Street. Travel on Federal for 3/10 of a mile. The Tannery will be on your left; Jabberwocky is in Mill Building #1.
Take exit 55 (Route 110 East/Route 95 South - Amesbury/Salisbury exit) onto Route 110 East. Travel one mile to the second set of lights (Friendly's on your right). Go straight through intersection and then, almost immediately, you will take a right turn onto the exit for Route 95 South. Turn left at the light where the ramp ends, toward Newburyport. In approximately one mile, after going through a succession of traffic lights, the road makes an 80 degree turn to the right. Travel for 1.9 miles to the traffic lights at the intersection of State Street (a Mobil gas station will be on your right). Go straight through this intersection and watch for Federal Street on the left (the third left, 3/10 mile). Turn left onto Federal Street. Travel on Federal for 3/10 of a mile. The Tannery will be on your left; Jabberwocky is in Mill Building #1.
As you leave the town of Newbury, Route One goes over the train tracks by way of a steep bridge. Just north of the bridge, you will enter a rotary. You are now in Newburyport. Exit the rotary onto State Street (First exit off rotary-about halfway around). Continue up State Street for 6/10 of a mile tot he traffic lights at the intersection of High Street (Mobil Station on your right). Turn right onto High Street. Go 3/10 of a mile and take your third left onto Federal Street. Travel on Federal for 3/10 of a mile. The Tannery will be on your left; Jabberwocky is in Mill Building #1.
Leaving the town of Salisbury, Route One goes over the Merrimac River and enters Newburyport via the Gillis Bridge. Go over the the bridge and take the first exit to the right (sign says Rte. 1A) just after you go over the river. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left onto Merrimac Street, following signs toward downtown Newburyport. Go 3/10 of a mile tot he blinking red traffic light in the center of Newburyport (intersection with State Street). Go straight through, but be careful; it's a strange intersection with oncoming traffic. The Tannery is 1/4 of a mile from here on your right; Jabberwocky is in Mill Building #1.