From international bestselling author Dennis Lehane comes World Gone By, a masterful work of historical fiction set during World War II in Cuba and Florida. The novel vividly re-creates the rise of the mob and one man’s lifelong quest to confront the cost of his criminal past and present. In this morally and psychologically engaging tale, the themes of crime, passion, and vengeance are explored with complex depth.
Three of Lehane’s 10 previous novels were adapted into award-winning films: Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Gone, Baby, Gone. The Drop, his fourth film adaptation, was released this fall and stars James Gandolfini, Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.
His first novel, A Drink Before the War, won the Shamus Award. His novels have been translated into more than 30 different languages. Lehane was a staff writer on the acclaimed HBO series The Wire and a writer-producer on the fourth season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Raised in Boston, Lehane worked as a counselor with mentally handicapped and abused children before becoming a full-time writer.
Anyone who becomes an Annual Series Supporter at the $1,000 level can enjoy an intimate wine and hors d’oeuvres reception with Lehane prior to the reception.