Emily St. John Mandel's next novel, The Glass Hotel, to be published in March 2020
Emily St. John Mandel is publishing her next novel, The Glass Hotel, on March 24, 2020.
The New York-based Canadian writer's new book weaves together the lives of Vincent, a bartender at Hotel Caiette in Vancouver, Jonathan Alkaitis, owner of the upscale hotel, and Leon Prevant, a shipping executive. Their stories begin on a fateful day when a mysterious figure leaves the message "Why don't you swallow broken glass" on the hotel's glass wall.
St. John Mandel's previous book was the bestselling novel Station Eleven.
Station Eleven took place on an Earth undone by disease, following the interconnected lives of several characters — actors, artists and those closest to them — before and after the plague. The novel won the Toronto Book Award and Arthur C. Clarke Award.
St. John Mandel is a staff writer for The Millions. She is also the author of the novel Last Night in Montreal, The Singer's Gun and The Lola Quarter.